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.
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.