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National Constitution Center
525 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
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    Upcoming events
      Constituting Liberty: From The Declaration To The Bill of Rights
    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 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.
      Living News Spring 2017
    • Monday, April 24, 2017
    • 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.
      Defining Truth in Modern Politics
    • Monday, May 1, 2017
    • The rise of "fake news," the growth of political polarization, and the fracturing of the media have all contributed to a troubling phenomenon: increasingly, citizens are asserting their own "truths." Experts come together to discuss.
      Dream Flag Festival
    • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    • Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and the tradition of Nepalese Buddhist prayer flags, The Dream Flag Project® is an annual poetry/art/community-connection project for students in kindergarten to twelfth grade. For more information please email
      Disability Pride Philadelphia
    • Saturday, June 17, 2017
    • Disability Pride Philadelphia will take place in the heart of Philadelphia; opening ceremonies at the National Constitution Center (NCC), marching down Market Street, and continuing onto City Hall and Dilworth Park. We will be celebrating the contributions of disabled people and carrying forward the message of equality for everyone. We will joined by a number of dignitaries including Justin Dart's widow, Yoshiko Dart (Justin signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on the White House lawn with President George H. Bush), and there will be a display of Justin Dart's wheelchair at the National Constitution Center (NCC), in which he sat in while signing the ADA Act. Disability Pride Philadelphia will begin at 10am at the National Constitutional Center. Opening ceremonies will include the singing of the National Anthem, speeches, and performance by local artists. The 6th annual Disability Pride Parade will head out from the NCC down Market Street converging onto City Hall and Dilworth Park for rest of the day's activities. There will be sponsor informational tables, live performances and speeches on the Main Stage along with raffles and activities for children.