Thanksgiving Bill of Rights Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service African American History Month Women’s History Month

Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

Bill of Rights Day

December 15, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 19, 2015

African American History Month

February, 2015

Women’s History Month

March, 2015

Welcome to the best place to honor America’s civic holidays, with engaging, educational programs and activities at the museum and in the classroom. To celebrate civic holidays with your school, tour group, or organization, contact Group Sales for information on how to participate.

Civic holidays are occasions to commemorate America’s history, celebrate our rights and responsibilities as citizens, and learn about our constitutional ideals.

What is a civic Holiday?

Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

Did you know that Thanksgiving was first proclaimed by President George Washington, and later by President Abraham Lincoln? Visit the Center or check out our online programming as we explore the history of Thanksgiving with a cornucopia of fun fall activities.

Bill of Rights Day

December 15, 2014

After the Constitution was ratified, the Bill of Rights was added to ensure many of the liberties Americans enjoy today. Join us to celebrate Bill of Rights Day and the freedom of speech, religion, and other important rights provided by the first 10 amendments.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 19, 2015

Honor the legacy of one of America’s most celebrated citizens on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The Center will host service activities including a quilting project to benefit a local women’s shelter.

African American History Month

February 2015

Throughout African American History Month, the Center pays homage to the accomplishments of African Americans throughout the nation’s history.

Presidents Day

February 17, 2015

This Presidents Day, get to know America’s commanders in chief and the important role of the executive branch.

Women’s History Month

March 2015

Throughout Women’s History Month, the Center is recognizing extraordinary American women throughout the nation’s history.

Tax Day

April 15, 2015

Join the Center for Tax Day to make sense of the nation’s dollars and cents, and explore the history and significance of taxation.

Earth Day

April 22, 2015

It’s the duty of every citizen to help preserve the environment. As part of the Center’s Earth Day celebration, you’ll learn about green pioneers like President Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson.

Memorial Day

May 24 – 26, 2015

Honor those who gave their lives in service to the U.S. Constitution. Throughout Memorial Day weekend, the Center will offer special programs at the museum and online.

Stripes and Stars Festival

June 14, 2015

In honor of Flag Day, explore the heritage of the American flag, discover the proper way to handle it, and learn about some of the most famous flags in history.

The All-American Celebration

July 2 – 6, 2015

There’s no better place to celebrate freedom than Historic Philadelphia, the birthplace of America’s democracy. Visit the Center on Independence Day for a re-created Revolutionary War encampment, crafts, and patriotic festivities, and explore our online educational resources for all ages.

Constitution Day

September 17, 2015

The U.S. Constitution is marking its 226th anniversary. Head to the Center to join in the Constitution Day festivities, or celebrate in your hometown with our interactive webcasts and online activities for the classroom.

Election Day

November 4, 2015

Voting is one of our most important rights and responsibilities as Americans. Learn about America’s democracy and see it in action on Election Day and throughout the presidential election.

Veterans Day

November 11, 2015

In honor of Veterans Day, the National Constitution Center will honor the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.”