Speaking Out for Equality: the Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Speaking Out for Equality: the Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court

June 5, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe

February 13, 2015 - September 7, 2015

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 22, 2017
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Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Featured Event Now through 2017

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 22, 2017

The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights starting December 15, 2014.

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe

February 13, 2015 - September 7, 2015

The stunning exhibit showcases unforgettable images of public and private moments taken by John F. Kennedy’s personal photographer, Jacques Lowe.

History Unfolds – with Discounted Summer Days!

May 20, 2015 - September 17, 2015

Join us throughout the summer for great deals and family-friendly programs!

Speaking Out for Equality: the Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court

June 5, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The National Constitution Center is proud to present an exhibition in partnership with William Way LGBT Community Center that will chronicle the gay rights movement and the ongoing debate over how much the Constitution protects gay rights.

Colonial Field Days at the National Constitution Center this summer!

July 9, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Colonial Games, 18th Century Fashion, and George Washington's Army are all part of the new Colonial Field Days at the National Constitution Center. This new family programming offers visitors of all ages the chance to dive into history.

Historic Philadelphia Pass – 4 Days of the 4th

August 4, 2015 - October 4, 2015

The National Constitution Center is participating in the new Historic Philadelphia Pass, a pass that includes discounts to participating attractions on select dates.

Religious Liberty and the Founding of America

August 21, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Explore the role religion played in Colonial America and learn how freedom of religion became a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Cass R. Sunstein: Democracy and Extremism in the Age of Digital Media

September 8, 2015

The National Constitution Center and the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism welcome Harvard Law Professor Cass R. Sunstein.

Arthur C. Brooks: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America

September 15, 2015

Leading policy thinker and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks offers his bold vision for conservatism.

Landmark Cases: The Launch of a New National Constitution Center/C-SPAN Series

September 16, 2015

Join a panel of experts to talk about America’s most critical Supreme Court cases; the event will launch a new C-SPAN series, produced in cooperation with the Center, called "Landmark Cases."

Constitution Day 2015

September 17, 2015

This Constitution Day, the museum will honor of the 150th ratification of the 13th Amendment, and the beginning of the reconstruction era—a turning point in Constitutional History. On September 17, the National Constitution Center will host activities and discussions—both at the museum, and on our website—that celebrate not only the founding of our nation, but the Constitution’s continuing story of expanding freedom, creating the story of “We the People.”

Justice Stephen Breyer: The Court and the World

September 17, 2015

Join Justice Stephen Breyer for a special Constitution Day appearance as he unveils his newly released book, "The Court and the World."

American Faith: The Origin and Meaning of Religious Liberty

September 21, 2015

Watch two all-star panels on the historical origins and the contemporary debates around religious liberty in America with constitutional law and religious liberty experts.

World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit

September 22, 2015 - September 27, 2015

World Meeting of Families The National Constitution Center Welcomes You

Senator Chris Coons: A Conversation on Law and Politics

October 2, 2015

U.S. Senator Chris Coons discusses the upcoming Supreme Court term, current congressional debates, and his life in public service.

What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?

October 9, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Travel from “farm to table” as you explore the changing American diet in this multimedia exhibit.

Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey: Policing in a Democratic Society

October 13, 2015

The Center launches a national initiative to host constitutional conversations with police recruits, headed by Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey, who will join for an intimate conversation, followed by a panel on law and policing.

Anne-Marie Slaughter: Unfinished Business

October 19, 2015

The leading voice in the nationwide discussion on women’s changing role in the workplace, Anne-Marie Slaughter, discusses her take on what’s necessary to get true gender equality in America.

Living News FALL 2015

October 19, 2015 - December 4, 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.

What’s Cooking? An Evening with American Chefs

October 21, 2015

Leading health policy expert Ezekiel Emanuel sits down with the nation’s most celebrated restaurateurs to discuss the food industry and how the U.S. government shapes our culinary life.

The 2015 Liberty Medal Ceremony

October 26, 2015

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will receive the 2015 Liberty Medal in recognition of his advocacy for human rights worldwide. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will receive the prestigious award during the 27th annual Liberty Medal award ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015, at the National Constitution Center on Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.

Jess Bravin, Adam Liptak, & Steven Mazie: The 10 Toughest Cases of the 2014-15 Term

October 28, 2015

Top Supreme Court reporters outline the issues and arguments in the 10 most controversial opinions of the term.

School Choice: The Role of the Constitution and the Courts in Improving Education

November 2, 2015

Does the Constitution guarantee an “equal education” to every child? What do the U.S. and Pennsylvania Constitutions say about school choice, teacher tenure, standardized testing, and more? The Constitution Center hosts two debates exploring these questions.

Jon Meacham: The American Odyssey of George H.W. Bush

November 12, 2015

Presidential historian and bestselling author Jon Meacham unveils his sweeping yet intimate biography of George H. W. Bush.

Constitution Building Tech Fair

November 16, 2015

The National Constitution Center is partnering with International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), Google Docs, and the ICT4Peace Foundation to host the first-ever Constitution Building Tech Fair.

Ari Berman: The Fight (and Right) to Vote

November 18, 2015

Political correspondent for The Nation brings new insight to one of the most vital civil rights issues of our time: the continuing battle over the right to vote.

Why Reconstruction Matters

December 9, 2015

Don’t miss preeminent historian Eric Foner for a special 13th Amendment discussion on the heels of the 150th anniversary of ratification.

Living News SPRING 2016

March 28, 2016 - June 3, 2016

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