Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration To The Bill of Rights in the new George H.W. Bush Gallery will display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights starting December 15, 2014.

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Participants in the historic announcement on May 22, 2013, at the National Constitution Center include from left to right: Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center; Evelyn Frangakis, Assistant Director of Preservation, The New York Public Library; Victoria Steele, Brooke Russell Astor Director of Collections Strategy, The New York Public Library; and Doug DeVos, President, Amway and National Constitution Center Executive Committee Chairman. Photo courtesy the National Constitution Center

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett addresses the audience during a press conference announcing a landmark agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The New York Public Library to display an original copy of the Bill of Rights. Photo courtesy the National Constitution Center

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Stephen J. Harmelin, Esq., National Constitution Center Trustee and General Counsel, takes questions during a press conference at the Center on May 22, 2013. Also pictured: Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (left) and James M. Vaughan, executive director, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (far right). Photo courtesy the National Constitution Center

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From left to right: Stephen J. Harmelin, Jeffrey Rosen, Tom Corbett, Doug DeVos, and James M. Vaughan. Photo courtesy the National Constitution Center

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National Constitution Center Chairman Governor Jeb Bush addresses the audience at The New York Public Library on May 22, 2013. Photo credit: Julie Stapen/The New York Public Library

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National Constitution Center Chairman Governor Jeb Bush, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, and The New York Public Library President Tony Marx sign the landmark agreement that will bring an original copy of the Bill of Rights to the National Constitution Center in the fall of 2014. Photo credit: Julie Stapen/The New York Public Library

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Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, The New York Public Library President Tony Marx, and National Constitution Center Chairman Governor Jeb Bush stand in front of an original copy of the Bill of Rights that will be display at the National Constitution Center in 2014. Photo credit: Julie Stapen/The New York Public Library

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National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen and Vice President of Exhibitions Stephanie Reyer gaze upon an original copy of the Bill of Rights that will be displayed at the Center in the fall of 2014. Photo credit: Julie Stapen/The New York Public Library

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