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- Freedom Rising
- The Story of We the People
- Signers’ Hall
- Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights
- Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe (Starts February 13, 2015)
The National Constitution Center’s main exhibitions include three attractions: Freedom Rising, a multimedia theatrical production; The Story of We the People, an interactive exhibition; and the iconic Signers’ Hall, with 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.
Begin your experience with this stirring 17-minute journey from 1787 to the present. Freedom Rising is a multimedia theatrical production with 360-degree projection, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and a live actor who narrates the American quest for freedom.
The story of We the People
This dynamic, interactive exhibition illuminates America’s constitutional history through innovative exhibits, films and photographs, rare artifacts, and hands-on activities led by our education staff.
One of the Center’s most popular and iconic attractions, Signers’ Hall invites you to sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers present at the signing on September 17, 1787.
Experience America’s founding documents up close!
The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights 4. The Museum of We the People is the first institution in Pennsylvania to exhibit this historic document to the general public. It has been preserved as part of The New York Public Library’s renowned research collection for over 100 years.
The Bill of Rights is displayed alongside a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence and a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution in the brand new George H.W. Bush Gallery.
Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe Starts February. 13, 2015
Showcases more than 70 intimate photographs and iconic images of President John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Caroline and John Jr. — photos that helped create the legend of the Kennedy presidency known as “Camelot.”
Lowe was Kennedy’s personal photographer from 1958 through his early years in the White House. His extraordinary access to Kennedy’s private and public life allowed him to capture events that others could not. His photographs document Kennedy’s rise to power, from his 1958 re-election campaign to the White House, along with intimate scenes of the Kennedys at home. The exhibit also explores how Lowe’s images were used in the media.
A large touch-screen monitor allows visitors to view more than two dozen of Lowe’s original contact sheets, including the editing marks that indicate the images he selected for publication in various newspapers and magazines. The exhibit also includes an original film about Jacques Lowe and the Kennedy family.