Martin Luther King, Jr. and Inauguration Day Celebrations

Monday, January 21, 2013
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission: Museum admission is FREE, courtesy of PwC

Join the Center for a special daylong celebration commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lifelong dedication to service, as well as the 57th presidential inauguration.  In honor of the “double holiday,” admission to the Center is FREE, courtesy of PwC.

In honor of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Center will join in the 18th annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service.

  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: In the spirit of Dr. King, visitors can participate in a service project for the Women Against Abuse shelter by sewing quilts, baby blankets, and pillows.
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Enjoy interactive, educational programs throughout the day and make memorable crafts such as “I Have a Dream” mobiles.
  • 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Join in a sing-along concert with award-winning duo Two of a Kind.
  • 1 p.m.: Listen to local actors and students from local colleges reading Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech aloud.
  • 3 p.m.: A Unity Choir will perform, comprising voices from congregations around New Jersey: Antioch Baptist Church, Congregation M’kor Shalom, Har Sinai Temple, H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E., Inc., Kerygma, First Baptist, Morningstar Baptist Church, and Bethel Baptist Church. The ensemble will sing music that ranges from the most high-spirited gospel music to stimulating songs of freedom and uplifting Jewish folk music.
  • Online: Students can watch "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Legacy of Service," a 15-minute video that is part of the Center’s popular Constitution Hall Pass webcast series. Educators and NCC staff members will be available to answer questions via live chat from Thursday, January 17 through Monday, January 21, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST (weekdays only) at constitutioncenter.org/hallpass.

To commemorate Inauguration Day, the Center will also host an inauguration viewing party, where guests can watch the presidential swearing-in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

  • Learn about famous presidential inaugurations throughout history
  • Put your knowledge to the test with the game-show inspired Presidential Trivia
  • Pose for a photo at the Center’s popular Presidential Oath of Office exhibit
  • Make presidential crafts, including cardboard models of the White House and masks of famous presidents

» The Center also offers engaging educational resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Inauguration Day, and civic holidays throughout the year.