Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

in the NEW George H.W. Bush Gallery
Opening October 30, 2014

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 starting in fall of 2014. The Museum of We the People will be the first institution in Pennsylvania to exhibit this historic document to the general public. It also is the very first time the document has been seen in public for several decades after being part of the New York Public Library’s teaching collection for the last 100 years.
The Bill of Rights will be 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.

View the exhibition press kit to learn more about this document and this historic agreement.

Click here to view our  Constituting Liberty: From The Declaration To The Bill of Rights Exhibition video announcement featuring 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 Superintendent of the Independence National Historical Park, Cynthia MacLeod.