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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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      Powers of the President
    • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    • 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.
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      President Trump's First 100 Days: The Constitutional Stakes
    • Upon taking the Oath of Office, President-elect Donald Trump will inherit a nation divided at home and threatened abroad. Join Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal, Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker, Benjamin Domenech of The Federalist, and Paul Gottfried of Elizabethtown College as they discuss the agenda of the incoming administration and assess the prospects for constitutional cooperation with Congress. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.
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      Constituting Liberty: From The Declaration To The Bill of Rights
    • Tuesday, January 17, 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.
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      Donald Verrilli, Jr.: An Evening With the Former Solicitor General
    • Monday, January 23, 2017
    • Donald Verrilli, Jr., 46th Solicitor General of the United States, joins the Constitution Center for an intimate conversation about his time in office and his experiences arguing landmark cases before the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act, same-sex marriage, immigration, and more. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.
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      African American History Month
    • Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    • Visitors to the National Constitution Center this February can experience a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month. Explore the Museum's The Story of We the People exhibit to discover key milestones in African-American history. During daily interactive programs, visitors can learn about the lives of African-American leaders, the history behind the Emancipation Proclamation, and more. African American History Month and free admission on Presidents Day, February 20, 2017 are generously sponsored by TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation.
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      John Adams & the Fear of Aristocracy
    • Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    • Long before "the one percent" became a protest slogan, John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply "the few." Authors Luke Mayville and Richard Alan Ryerson discuss the second president's most intimate political thoughts.
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      Centennial Anniversary of the Mexican Constitution
    • Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    • In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Constitution, Mexican and U.S. constitutional experts, including Tom Donnelly, the Constitution Center's senior fellow for constitutional studies, and Raúl Bringas-Nostti, Universidad de las Américas Puebla professor, explore the similarities and differences between the two documents.
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      Presidents Day Weekend
    • Saturday, February 18, 2017
    • Admission is free on Presidents Day, February 20, 2017, courtesy by TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation. This President's Day Weekend visitors to the museum will learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander-in-chief. At craft activity tables, children can create presidential masks, design their own presidential seals, and more. Guests also are invited to join in a special Presidential Tour of the Museum's main exhibition. During Presidential Trivia, participants will race against the clock to answer questions about presidential elections, inaugurations, and even pets! On Presidents Day Monday, families can also participate in our Presidential Costume Contest and join us for a Kids Town Hall, and get to meet some very special guests: Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. And don't forget: February is also African American History Month. The museum is offering special programs all month long. African American History Month and free admission on Presidents Day, February 20, 2017are generously sponsored by TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation.
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      Free Admission for Presidents Day
    • Monday, February 20, 2017
    • Admission is free on Presidents Day, February 20, 2017, courtesy by TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation. This President's Day Weekend visitors to the museum will learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander-in-chief. At craft activity tables, children can create presidential masks, design their own presidential seals, and more. Guests also are invited to join in a special Presidential Tour of the Museum's main exhibition. During Presidential Trivia, participants will race against the clock to answer questions about presidential elections, inaugurations, and even pets! On Presidents Day Monday, families can also participate in our Presidential Costume Contest and join us for a Kids Town Hall, and get to meet some very special guests: Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. And don't forget, February is also African American History Month. The museum is offering special programs all month long.
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      Reshaping Policing for the 21st Century
    • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    • Barry Friedman, director of the Policing Project at NYU School of Law and author of the new book "Unwarranted," explores with other experts the national conversation around the changing role of police - from neighborhood beat cops to NSA analysts.
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      Women's History Month
    • Wednesday, March 1, 2017
    • Throughout March, the Constitution Center will host a variety of special programs in honor of Women's History Month. Visitors can explore the museum's T"he Story of We the People" exhibit to discover defining moments in women's history, test their knowledge of women's history at the Constitution Center's giant game board activity, and participate in a music video workshop that looks at the Women's Suffrage Movement, inspired by Lady Gaga. Artifact highlights include a collection of artifacts from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women's suffrage.
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      American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition
    • Friday, March 3, 2017
    • This critically acclaimed exhibition uses a mix of artifacts and engaging activities to take visitors back in time to the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring '20s, and to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment.
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      The Future of the Affordable Care Act
    • Monday, March 6, 2017
    • After the 2016 election, President Obama's signature domestic achievement may be in jeopardy. Law professors Josh Blackman and Abbe Gluck join healthcare reporter Julie Rovner to explore the ability of the new president and Congress to change the Act, the constitutional stakes, and the next steps for health care reform.
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      Girl Scout Day
    • Saturday, March 11, 2017
    • Girl Scouts can enjoy a fun-filled day learning about the country while they work toward badges.
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