National Constitution Center Town Halls

Monday, July 25, 2016 | 11 a.m. at Congress Hall & 12:15 p.m. at the National Constitution Center

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reserve your seats and RSVP to [email protected]

Please note: The first program will take place at Congress Hall. The second panel will now take place at the National Constitution Center in the Stars and Stipes Lunchroom.



America’s Biggest Constitutional Crises: A View from the Presidency

Location: Congress Hall (security entrance at 5th and Chestnut Streets)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Prominent historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Sean Wilentz, and Lincoln biographer Sidney Blumenthal look back at how America’s past presidents – from Jackson to Lincoln to Roosevelt – have confronted the nation’s gravest constitutional crises. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates. This program is presented in partnership with the Independence National Historical Park.


The Future of the Constitution: The View from Congress

Location: Stars and Stripes School Lunchroom, National Constitution Center

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Richard Durbin join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen for a wide-ranging conversation about constitutional issues facing America, from felon disenfranchisement to the Supreme Court.



Event Information

  • Registration is recommended for all programs. Email [email protected] to register.
  • America’s Biggest Constitutional Crisis at  11 a.m. program will take place at Congress Hall. Visitors must pass through a security screening area to visit Congress Hall. The screening area is located adjacent to Old City Hall, near the corner of 5th and Chestnut Streets.Please arrive at least 20 minutes before in order to get through security screening.To maximize your visit to the park, and minimize your security screening time, the park recommends that you bring only small bags, if necessary.
  • The Future of the Constitution at 1:15 p.m. will now take place at the National Constitution Center.
  • Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information





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