The National Constitution Center is the Museum of We the People, America's Town Hall, and a civic education headquarters dedicated to non-partisan constitutional education and debate.

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latest programs

  • Sarah Lewis: The Freedom in Failure April 9

    Curator and art historian Sarah Lewis explores creative endeavors —from Nobel Prize–winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the arts—in her debut book The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery.

upcoming programs

  • Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas with Cass R. Sunstein April 21

    Harvard Law Professor and former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Cass R. Sunstein visits the National Constitution Center to debut his latest book Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas—a collection of 11 essays that touch on a wide range of political, social, and judicial topics including: climate change, same-sex marriage, animal rights, religious freedom, gender equality, and of course, conspiracy theory.

  • Justice John Paul Stevens: Amending the Constitution

    On April 28, don’t miss one of the only opportunities to hear retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

latest podcast

  • Is Barack Obama’s “imperial presidency” constitutional?

    Gene Healy from the Cato Institute and Simon Lazarus from the Constitutional Accountability Center debate recent allegations that President Barack Obama has overstepped his constitutional powers as President, in a podcast hosted by the National Constitution Center's Jeffrey Rosen.

Constitution Daily Blog

  • Constitutional right to flash your head lights gains momentum

    Constitutional right to flash your head lights gains momentum

    Should a driver have the legal ability to flash their headlights as an alert to a police presence on the road? That knotty legal question is gaining momentum after a legal decision in Missouri, an Oregon ruling, and a new effort in New Jersey.

Exhibitions

  • Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    This powerful, engaging exhibition uses Thomas Jefferson's plantation Monticello as a focal point for examining the dilemma of slavery in the United States. April 9 – October 19, 2014