A conversation with eminent historians - the Harvard scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, author of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family;" Geoffrey Ward, who won Emmys for his collaborations with the documentary maker Ken Burns on histories of the Civil War, baseball and jazz; and the Princeton scholar Sean Wilentz, author of "Dylan in America" - will be followed by an exclusive preview of the Center's new exhibit, "Headed to the White House."
"Headed to the White House" is a timely new exhibit designed to engage students, families and visitors of all ages with the presidential election season. Created by the National Constitution Center, the exhibit uses artifacts, interactives, multimedia, and role playing opportunities to guide visitors along the campaign trail and into the Oval Office.
From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time. Discover both key actions by well-known presidents as well as the constitutional legacies of lesser known "forgotten presidents," and the impact that they all have had while holding the nation's highest office.
Bank of America's Museums on Us offers free weekend general access to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit cardholders in Philadelphia. The program's mobile site gives customers access to the full list of markets and museums on-the-go.
Former U.S. Attorney General and Counsel to President George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales, shares never-before-told stories regarding the controversial decisions made during the crucible of the 9/11 attacks. A book sale and signing of "True Faith and Allegiance: A Story of Service and Sacrifice in War and Peace" will follow the discussion. This program is presented in partnership with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
The NCC will be offering free admission and a diverse array of programming in honor of Constitution Day. Highlights include a reading of the Constitution's preamble, a flag-raising ceremony, a Bill of Rights-themed game show, an immigrant naturalization ceremony, games, crafts and more.
The American Diabetes Association hosts its annual Unmasking Diabetes Gala & Awards event to recognize extraordinary individuals who have made significant contributions in the fight against diabetes in their personal and professional communities. This year's masquerade-themed affair will serve to unmask the myths associated with diabetes in the region and in the world. The National Constitution Center on Independence Mall will serve as the perfect backdrop for this very special evening, which will begin with a VIP reception on the terrace overlooking the Mall and feature a silent auction, followed by a dazzling awards ceremony, dinner and keynote address from a leader in the field of diabetes. The purpose of the gala is to highlight the achievements of the award recipients in the areas of medicine, research, education and philanthropy.