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Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

April 9 – January 4, 2015

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

April 9, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Thomas Jefferson helped create a new nation based on individual freedom and self-government—yet he remained a slaveholder throughout his life. This powerful, engaging exhibition uses Monticello, Jefferson’s plantation in central Virginia, as a focal point for examining the dilemma of slavery in the United States and illuminating the lives of Monticello’s enslaved people.

Living News 2014

October 6, 2014 - December 19, 2014

Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts in Living News.

Red, White, and Blue: Norwegian Constitution, American Inspiration

October 22, 2014 - November 30, 2014

In 1814, representatives from across Norway gathered to draft a constitution. This document has since become a source of political stability, economic development, and personal freedom for generations of Norwegians.

Richard Norton Smith: The Life of Nelson Rockefeller

November 3, 2014

Premier historian Richard Norton Smith unveils his long-anticipated biography on American icon Nelson Rockefeller.

Girl Scout Day November 8, 2014

November 8, 2014

The National Constitution Center is the best place for Girl Scouts to discover more about American history, government, and citizenship! Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more, all designed to help scouts earn badges and patches!

Veterans Day November 11, 2014

November 11, 2014

National Constitution Center Veterans Day Commemoration. In honor of Veterans Day, the National Constitution Center will honor the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.”

Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide (In an Era of Discontent)

November 12, 2014

A distinguished panel of former and current judges discuss judicial independence.

Boy Scout Day November 15, 2014

November 15, 2014

At the National Constitution Center, scouts will enjoy action-packed day learning about American history and the importance of good citizenship—all while meeting badge, patch, or journey requirements!

Is the Supreme Court Objective? Cases For and Against

November 18, 2014

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but is it? Preeminent constitutional scholars Erwin Chemerinksy and Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz discuss. Watch Livestream at 6:30 p.m. on November 18.

Thanksgiving Weekend: The Bill of Rights Nov. 28 to 30, 2014

November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014

When asked about the history of the Thanksgiving holiday, most Americans will tell you the story of the 1621 feast in Plymouth, Massachusetts. But there is another side to the story, one that is closely connected to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The 12th Annual Templeton Lecture for Economic Liberty and the Constitution

December 1, 2014

Join AEI Scholar Charles Murray as he discusses "The Founding Virtues: 1787 and 2014."

100 Years of Politics and Culture in America

December 2, 2014

In celebration of The New Republic's 100th year anniversary, Franklin Foer, editor of The New Republic, joins the National Constitution Center for a conversation on the magazine’s recently released book exploring the pivotal issues of modern America.

Reagan at Reykjavik

December 9, 2014

Ken Adelman shares his riveting firsthand account of the unexpectedly historic summit in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986 with Reagan and Gorbachev.

Bill of Rights Day Book Festival

December 15, 2014

Join the Constitution Center on Bill of Rights Day for the museum's first ever book festival.

Bill of Rights Day at the Museum

December 15, 2014

Admission to the National Constitution Center will be $5 on December 15, 2014, courtesy of Macy’s. The Bill of Rights is the foundation of American liberty, securing our most fundamental rights and freedoms—from the freedom to speak, assemble, and practice our faith as we please to the protections that ensure justice under the law.

Holiday Week at the National Constitution Center

December 26, 2014 - December 31, 2014

This Holiday Week, stop by the National Constitution Center and celebrate those famous gifts our founders gave us: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and The Bill of Rights.

Wedding Open House January 9, 2015

January 9, 2015 - January 10, 2015

Meet with wedding professionals from the National Constitution Center, Brûlée Catering, and more.

Living News 2015

March 9, 2015 - June 12, 2015

Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts in Living News.

Boy Scout Day March 14, 2015

March 14, 2015

The National Constitution Center is the best place for Boy Scouts to discover more about American history, government, and citizenship! Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more, all designed to help scouts earn badges and patches!

Girl Scout Day March 28, 2015

March 28, 2015

The National Constitution Center is the best place for Girl Scouts to discover more about American history, government, and citizenship! Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more, all designed to help scouts earn badges and patches!

Boy Scout Day April 19, 2015

April 19, 2015

At the National Constitution Center, scouts will enjoy action-packed day learning about American history and the importance of good citizenship—all while meeting badge, patch, or journey requirements!