latest programs

  • Red, White, and Blue: America’s Influence on the Norwegian Constitution

    In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Norway’s Constitution, the National Constitution Center and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce (Philadelphia Chapter) presents a conversation on the influence of the Founding Fathers and U.S. Constitution on the Norwegian Constitution — just one of the many historic bonds between these two countries. Participating in this discussion is University of Oslo Professor Ola Mestad and University of California Professor Kaare Strøm.

upcoming programs

  • Two programs on James Madison next Thursday, October 30, 2014

    In a special mid-morning event, watch two conversations live in person at the Center on James Madison’s legacy, featuring Madison scholars Burt Neuborne and David O.Stewart, and a program with prominent federal judges.

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  • Richard Norton Smith: The Life of Nelson Rockefeller November 3, 2014

    Premier historian Richard Norton Smith, joins the National Constitution Center to unveil his long-anticipated biography on American icon Nelson Rockefeller. Smith will chart Rockefeller’s political rise to New York governor, to time in the White House as Vice President, as well as relationships with presidents and political leaders like Franklin D. Roosevelt, Gerald Ford, and more.

latest podcasts

  • Podcast: The real scoop on “The Roosevelts”

    Listen to National Constitution Center president Jeffrey Rosen’s incredible one-hour interview with author Geoffrey Ward, the author of the book on “The Roosevelts” that was featured on PBS.

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  • Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    This powerful, engaging exhibition uses Thomas Jefferson's plantation Monticello as a focal point for examining the dilemma of slavery in the United States. Now through January 4, 2015.