Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights
CONSTITUTING LIBERTY: FROM THE DECLARATION TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS
in the NEW George H.W. Bush Gallery
Now through December 2017
Experience America’s founding documents up close!
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.
- Click here to read CONSTITUTING LIBERTY: FROM THE DECLARATION TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS by JEFFREY ROSEN AND DAVID RUBENSTEIN.
- View the exhibition press kit to learn more about this document and this historic agreement.
- Check out our new interactive Constitutional Rights: Origins and Travels website. Discover which documents and ideas influenced the Founders when drafting the Bill of Rights. Explore Rights Around the World to see how rights have been expressed in different countries and at different times.
- Click here to view our Constituting Liberty: From The Declaration To The Bill of Rights Exhibition video announcement from Spring, 2013 in New York and Philadelphia. The video features the National Constitution Center’s CEO Jeffrey Rosen, the Center’s Chairman of the Executive Committee Doug DeVos and Chairman Jeb Bush as well as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, New York Public Library President and CEO Anthony Marx, National Constitution Center Secretary and General Counsel Stephen J. Harmelin and the Superintendent of the Independence National Historical Park, Cynthia MacLeod.