Throughout March, visitors to the Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women's History Month. Participate in an array of activities including the new program Decoding the Lyrics: "Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage," which uses a hit pop song to tell the story of women's suffrage. Then, take a self-guided tour of the Center's main exhibition, The Story of We the People, which highlights defining moments in women's history. Artifact highlights include a judicial robe worn by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and a collection of artifacts from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women's suffrage.
The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights. The Museum of We the People is the first institution in Pennsylvania to exhibit this historic document to the general public. It has been preserved as part of The New York Public Library's renowned research collection for over 100 years. The Bill of Rights is displayed alongside a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence and a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution in the brand new George H.W. Bush Gallery.
Returning this spring for a limited engagement. Featuring three engaging actors who play multiple roles, Living News introduces controversial constitutional issues and encourages the students to explore their own points of view.
Geoffrey Stone, leading constitutional scholar and author of Sex and the Constitution, traces the evolution of legal and moral codes that have attempted to legislate issues as explosive and divisive as abortion, same-sex marriage, pornography, and contraception, from the ancient world to today.
Don't let the learning stop just because school is out. Head to the museum and enjoy its newest exhibits, participate in a variety of great programs and activities, and learn all about the country's history. On Saturday, April 15, the National Constitution Center will be teaming up with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Northwestern Mutual to host a Spring Family Festival in the heart of Old City Philadelphia. Admission will be free for youth ages 18 and under, and $14.50 for adults; 50% of all proceeds will be donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Children with Childhood Cancer.
It's the duty of every citizen to help preserve the environment. As part of the Center's Earth Day celebration, visitors will learn about green pioneers like President Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson.