The National Constitution Center's compelling new exhibit highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. Created by the National Constitution Center, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation explores Hamilton's fraught relationships with James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr. Examining the personalities and constitutional debates that shaped America - including the scope of the national government, the establishment of a standing army, the creation of a federal banking system, and more - the exhibit provides an intimate look into Alexander Hamilton's enduring role in the constitutional and political arguments that continue to create sparks to this day.
In "Living News," today's headlines are brought to life in a dynamic performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts. Featuring three actors playing multiple roles, "Living News" introduces controversial constitutional issues and encourages audience members to explore their own points of view during a post-show discussion.
This exhibit explores the drafting of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, highlighting the key proposals and significant compromises that influenced the early drafts and shaped the document's final text. Visitors are introduced to the crucial figures who played a role in shaping the Constitution - from James Madison to James Wilson, America's most important champion of popular sovereignty, or government by "We the People," and Gouverneur Morris, often credited as the primary writer of the Constitution's final text.
The National Constitution Center is proud to display a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence, a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and a reproduction of one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights in the George H.W. Bush Gallery. The original Bill of Rights, which was exhibited at the Center between 2014 and 2017, is now at The New York Public Library. It will be returned to the National Constitution Center after 2020 and will be displayed on a rotating basis to the public in both Pennsylvania and New York for the next 100 years.
Join the Armenian Assembly of America for its Philadelphia Celebration at the National Constitution Center on Saturday, April 28, 2018, starting at 6:00 pm. The Armenian Assembly will be honoring longtime members and Life Trustees Peter and Irene Vosbikian. The evening's entertainment will feature Kevork Artinian Entertainment and his Band. To learn more about the Philadelphia Celebration, please visit www.aimhye.com. Please RSVP by Monday, April 16.