Fergus Bordewich: How Madison, Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 12 p.m.

Admission: Free

Prize-winning author and historian Fergus Bordewich tells the dramatic story of the two remarkable years when Washington, Madison, and their dedicated colleagues struggled to successfully create our government, an achievement that has lasted to the present day. Tom Donnelly, former Message Director and Counsel at the Constitutional Accountability Center, moderates.

A book sale and signing of The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government will follow the discussion.

Event & Parking Information

  • Registration is recommended for all programs. Call 215-409-6700 or click here to reserve your seats.
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  • Seating begins one hour prior to program start time, and programs last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
  • Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.


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