Constitution Center in the News

In the News

The National Constitution Center’s exhibitions, programs, and initiatives receive prominent coverage in regional and national media. Below is just a sampling of the Center’s recent coverage.

Philly Voice: Admission to National Constitution Center free on Presidents Day

On Presidents Day weekend, head to the National Constitution Center to learn about the role of the commander in chief through educational programming.

February 11, 2019

WHYY: Sensory-Friendly Museum Days in Philly

"If you’ve wanted to take your child to the Constitution Center but were concerned with the sensory environment, you now have specially-designed opportunities to explore the Center."

February 4, 2019

Big Shows in Philly Museums: Mermaids, Marvel Superheroes, Civil War, a Peek at Mutter Expansion

"Believed to be the first permanent museum exhibition focusing on the constitutional debates from the Civil War and Reconstruction, this installation will feature more than 100 artifacts ..."

February 4, 2019

Philadelphia Tribune: Philadelphia’s Constitution High Students in D.C. for ‘Notorious RBG’ Musical

"The Center is pleased to present this special event for students of Washington, D.C., area high schools and Philadelphia’s Constitution High School at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C."

February 4, 2019

AP: National Constitution Center to House Civil War Exhibit

The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia is opening the nation’s first permanent exhibit exploring the constitutional debates of the Civil War.

January 31, 2019

USA Today: News From Around Our 50 States

"The National Constitution Center is opening the nation’s first permanent exhibit exploring the constitutional debates of the Civil War."

January 31, 2019

Philly.com: Constitution Center Will Return Items From the Old Civil War Museum to Public View for the First Time in Years

The National Constitution Center plans to open a permanent exhibition on May 9 exploring Post-Civil War Reconstruction and the Constitution, officials said Thursday.

January 31, 2019

MSNBC, Ali Velshi: Can President Trump Declare a National Emergency to Build His Wall?

The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen and MSNBC’s Clint Watts join Ali Velshi to explain what executive powers the President does and doesn’t have when declaring a national emergency.

January 8, 2019

The Washington Post: Truman Declared an Emergency When He Felt Thwarted. Trump Should Know: It Didn’t End Well.

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: “Youngstown is accepted by both liberals and conservatives as the clearest guide to presidential power under the Constitution."

January 8, 2019

MetroKids: National Constitution Center Launches Sensory-Friendly Sundays

"The Philadelphia venue announced Wednesday that on four Sundays in 2019 there will be special programs and accommodations for children with autism and other sensory-processing disorders."

January 2, 2019

KYW: Constitution Center Introduces Sensory-Friendly Sundays to Provide More Accessible Museum Experience

"The National Constitution Center announced Wednesday plans to offer a more accessible experience for museum-goers of all abilities and their families in 2019."

January 2, 2019

Forbes: 12 Days Of Charitable Giving 2018: National Constitution Center

"The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution."

December 26, 2018

Aspen Ideas Festival: The Framers of the Constitution: What Were They Like?

What were America’s Founders like as individuals? And what would they think of American democracy today? CEO Jeffrey Rosen discusses on the Aspen Ideas to Go podcast.

November 14, 2018

CBS Philly: New Jersey Veteran Talks About Vietnam War At National Constitution Center’s Veterans Day Celebration

At the National Constitution Center, in the observance of Veterans Day, a day of exploration was extended to visitors for free.

November 12, 2018

The Inquirer: ‘Meet a Veteran’ Talks Bring the Constitution Center to Life — and Death

"The aim of Veterans Talks — which runs through Friday — is to match the museum's exhibits on war and service with real voices, said Kerry Sautner, the center's chief learning officer."

November 6, 2018

Univision: An Explanation of the 14th Amendment that Trump Wants to Change

"The constitutional question, says Gilbert, is 'if the US-born parents who did not come here legally would be considered citizens, that's where we have to interpret the 14th Amendment.'"

November 4, 2018

The Hill: The Birthright Citizenship Debate Explained

"Understanding the 14th Amendment and the general concepts of its Citizenship Clause is worth the effort if you want to follow the debate."

November 1, 2018

CNN: Understanding the 14th Amendment (And What It Says About Birthright Citizenship)

CEO Jeffrey Rosen: "The 13th, 14th and 15th amendments were designed to enshrine Lincoln's promise of a new America."

October 31, 2018

MSNBC, Velshi & Ruhle: How Does the 14th Amendment Protect Birthright Citizenship?

As President Trump considers signing an executive order to eliminate birthright citizenship, CEO Jeffrey Rosen joins Ali Velshi to break down if this is even constitutionally possible.

October 30, 2018

AP: George W. Bush, Laura Bush to Be Honored for Work With Vets

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush have been named this year’s recipients of the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans.

October 17, 2018

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