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National Constitution Center
525 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-409-6700
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    Upcoming events
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      John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice
    • Friday, November 24, 2017
    • The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life as a soldier, lawyer, statesman, and Chief Justice.
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      Thanksgiving Weekend Programs
    • Friday, November 24, 2017
    • Over Thanksgiving Weekend, November 24 - 26, the National Constitution Center will host a variety of family-friendly programs and activities, including arts and crafts, games, and interactive shows. Featured activities include corn husk doll crafts, exhibit tours, and a Thanksgiving Day Show. Beginning November 24, the Center will start to collect school supplies and other items for our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service projects.
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      The Future of Conservatism
    • Thursday, November 30, 2017
    • Leading thinkers, including National Interest editor Jacob Heilbrunn and New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus, discuss the future of American conservatism.
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      Emancipation
    • Tuesday, December 5, 2017
    • America's leading Civil War and Reconstruction historians David Blight, Eric Foner, and Thavolia Glymph, explore the meaning of freedom, equality, and emancipation as part of the Constitution Center's celebration of the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Includes book sale.
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      Gerrymandering & the Future of American Democracy
    • Monday, December 11, 2017
    • In the Gill case this year, the Supreme Court will determine the constitutional future of partisan gerrymandering. Join the scholars and advocates whose arguments are at the heart of the case, including Erin Murphy and Nicholas Stephanopoulos, to explore whether and how the Constitution might be interpreted to limit partisan gerrymandering and why it matters for American democracy.
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      Bill of Rights Day
    • Friday, December 15, 2017
    • Celebrate the anniversary of the Bill of Rights at the National Constitution Center. Visitors can view a rare, original copy of the historic Bill of Rights and learn about the first ten amendments during interactive games and shows. Plus, take a special tour of Signers' Hall to learn about the history of the Bill of Rights and why it was left out of the original U.S. Constitution.
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      Winter Break Programming
    • Tuesday, December 26, 2017
    • Visitors can enjoy a variety of special family-friendly programs and activities, including arts and crafts, games, and interactive shows. Featured activities include colonial dress-up and photo opportunities, military muster demonstrations, and the Growing Up, American Style show.
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