Press Releases

National Constitution Center to Display 50-Ton First Amendment Tablet From Newseum Facade

Pennsylvania Avenue’s iconic First Amendment stone tablet finds new home on Independence Mall in Philadelphia

March 18, 2021

National Constitution Center Announces New America’s Town Hall Programs for Spring 2021

Topics include criminal justice reform, abolition and women’s rights, American literature and the Constitution, Reconstruction, great justices, and free speech today

March 5, 2021

National Constitution Center Announces Plans to Reopen Friday, February 12, 2021

Today, the National Constitution Center announced it will reopen to the public Presidents Day Weekend, Friday, February 12, 2021

January 25, 2021

National Constitution Center Launches National Teacher Advisory Council to Promote Constitutional Literacy

First cohort of over 120 educators from 34 states selected, with a goal of expanding to 1,000 educators by 2023

January 21, 2021

National Constitution Center Announces New America’s Town Hall Programs for January and February 2021

Speakers include Attorneys General Phil Weiser and Mark Brnovich, leading historians H.W. Brands and Joanne Freeman, and other leading scholars, law professors, political scientists, and journalists. Topics include federalism and states’ rights; past, present, and future of presidential elections; Abraham Lincoln’s mentors; and the founders and America’s future.

January 13, 2021

National Constitution Center Announces New America’s Town Hall Programs for October Through December 2020

Speakers include David French of The Dispatch, religious freedom advocate Kristina Arriaga, and leading Shakespeare expert Barry Edelstein. Topics include contentious presidential elections, church-state separation, Shakespeare and America’s founding, and the Equal Rights Amendment.

October 16, 2020

National Constitution Center Hosts Online Constitution Day Celebration Featuring U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch

Admission to the museum on Constitution Day will be free thanks to support from Citizens

September 9, 2020

National Constitution Center Announces New America’s Town Hall Programs for September and October 2020

Speakers include U.S. Representatives Steve Cohen and Mary Gay Scanlon, bestselling historian Lynne Cheney, eminent political scientist Robert Putnam, and others

September 1, 2020

The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Receive National Constitution Center’s 2020 Liberty Medal in Celebration of 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote

National Constitution Center to present annual award to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg through musical tribute airing live online September 17, 2020

August 26, 2020

National Constitution Center’s New Exhibit on Women’s Suffrage Movement and 19th Amendment to Open on the 100th Anniversary of the Amendment

The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote, will open to the public on August 26, 2020, with special programming, the premiere of composer Patrice Michaels’ new work RESOLVED, and an online Town Hall discussion with historians and scholars

August 21, 2020

National Constitution Center to Offer Free Classes for Students, Teachers and Parents, Bringing Constitutional Education to Communities Across America

2020-2021 slate of classes to focus on constitutional topics such as the Electoral College, free speech and freedom of religion, federalism, the Second Amendment, and more

August 4, 2020

National Constitution Center Announces Plans to Reopen to the Public August 5, 2020, With Free Admission Through September 5, 2020

Center announces new 19th Amendment exhibit will open on August 26, 2020, the 100th anniversary of the certification of the amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

July 29, 2020

National Constitution Center Announces New America’s Town Hall Programs for Summer 2020

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and Yale Law School’s Tracey Meares to explore the constitutional dimensions of policing, protests, and equal protection

June 16, 2020

National Constitution Center Releases Free Virtual Museum Tour on International Museum Day

Online experience features guided tours of beloved National Constitution Center exhibits, including Signers’ Hall, Civil War and Reconstruction, Hamilton, and the earliest drafts of the Constitution

May 18, 2020

National Constitution Center to Offer Live Analysis Immediately Following C-SPAN Broadcast of Supreme Court Oral Arguments

NCC President and Legal Scholar Jeffrey Rosen to moderate discussions with scholars on both sides

May 1, 2020

National Constitution Center Announces Live Online America’s Town Hall Program Series

Virtual America’s Town Hall programs will be streamed live at constitutioncenter.org/live or viewers can join the conversation through Zoom from any home computer, laptop, or phone

March 30, 2020

National Constitution Center to Increase Live Online Educational Offerings and Conversations with Jeffrey Rosen and Other Constitutional Experts

The National Constitution Center today announced increased offerings to support students and citizens with virtual learning resources including live lectures and conversations with constitutional experts.

March 20, 2020

National Constitution Center Kicks Off Yearlong 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration in March for Women’s History Month

In honor of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Constitution Center kicks off special museum programming in March 2020.

February 27, 2020

National Constitution Center Announces Speakers and Topics for Spring/Summer 2020 America’s Town Hall

Today, the National Constitution Center released a list of highlights from its spring/summer 2020 lineup for its popular America’s Town Hall series of constitutional conversations and debates.

February 13, 2020

National Constitution Center Celebrates Presidents Day Weekend Saturday, February 15, through Monday, February 17, 2020

Visitors can celebrate Presidents Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center with a variety of special presidential-themed programs and activities.

February 6, 2020

African American History Month at the National Constitution Center

February 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment, which said the right to vote could not be denied based on race. The National Constitution Center will honor that milestone all month long with special educational programs and performances.

January 31, 2020

National Constitution Center to Open New Exhibit on Women’s Suffrage Movement and 19th Amendment in June 2020, Marking 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote

On June 10, the National Constitution Center will open The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote, tracing the triumphs and struggles that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

January 29, 2020

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the National Constitution Center with Discounted Admission and Special Performances on January 20

The National Constitution Center will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater good on Monday, January 20, with discounted $5 admission.

January 9, 2020

National Constitution Center Quarterly Events Calendar, January - March 2020

Today, the National Constitution Center announced various special programs and events to kick off 2020.

January 7, 2020

National Constitution Center Hosts Special Winter Break Programming 2019

This winter break, visitors to the National Constitution Center can experience special Civil War-themed programming in conjunction with the Center’s new exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality.

December 12, 2019

Leading Scholars and Thought Leaders Release Essay Series on What James Madison Would Think of American Democracy Today

Today, the National Constitution Center announced the release of a new essay series, entitled “A Madisonian Constitution for All,” examining the state of American constitutional democracy today through the lens of James Madison, considered the father of the Constitution.

December 4, 2019

National Constitution Center and African American Museum in Philadelphia Offer Discounted Joint Ticket

Today, the National Constitution Center and the African American Museum in Philadelphia announced a partnership to offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both institutions for a discounted price, as well as an exclusive group package.

November 22, 2019

National Constitution Center Hosts Special Thanksgiving Weekend Programming 2019

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the National Constitution Center invites visitors to enjoy a variety of special programs and activities that highlight the history of Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2019

Celebrate Veterans Day at the National Constitution Center on Monday, November 11, 2019

On Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, the National Constitution Center will recognize the dedication and sacrifices of the brave people who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.”

November 4, 2019

National Constitution Center Presents the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy with the 31st Annual Liberty Medal

Tonight at 5 p.m., Sunday, October 27, the National Constitution Center will present the 2019 Liberty Medal to the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, for his efforts to preserve, protect, and defend liberty by inspiring Americans of all ages to learn about the Constitution through civic education and civil dialogue.

October 27, 2019

Justice Neil M. Gorsuch to Present the 31st Annual Liberty Medal to the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy

Today, the National Constitution Center announced that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, Honorary Chair of the National Constitution Center, will bestow the annual Liberty Medal award to the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, for his efforts to preserve, protect, and defend liberty by inspiring Americans of all ages to learn about the Constitution through civic education and civil dialogue.

October 16, 2019

NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER QUARTERLY EVENTS CALENDAR, OCTOBER – DECEMBER 2019

This fall, the National Constitution Center will host a variety of events for audiences of all ages. Fall programming highlights include the 31st annual Liberty Medal Ceremony recognizing the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the return of FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance, special Veterans Day programming, a school supplies drive for Philadelphia schools, and a full lineup of America’s Town Hall discussions.

September 30, 2019

“The Battle for the Constitution”—The Atlantic Launches Project in Partnership with National Constitution Center

Today, with our constitutional system again being tested as the House begins an impeachment inquiry into the president, The Atlantic and the National Constitution Center launch “The Battle for the Constitution.”

September 25, 2019

The National Constitution Center Launches Major Initiative Bolstering Civic Education and Civil Dialogue

Unique coalition of support will enable Classroom Exchanges program to connect 10,000 students across the country for real-time constitutional dialogue

September 17, 2019

National Constitution Center Announces Speakers and Topics for Fall 2019 America’s Town Hall

The National Constitution Center today released the fall 2019 lineup for its popular America’s Town Hall series of constitutional conversations and debates bringing together the best thinkers on the left, right, and center to explore the most important constitutional issues facing our country.

August 22, 2019

National Constitution Center to Open 19th Amendment Exhibit in Commemoration of the 2020 Centennial Anniversary

On August 18, America celebrates the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed the right of women to vote.

August 15, 2019

Civil War Summer Programming Begins Today at the National Constitution Center

This summer, from July 8 until August 17, visitors to the National Constitution Center can experience special Civil War-themed programming in conjunction with the Center’s new exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality.

July 8, 2019

The Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy to Receive National Constitution Center’s 2019 Liberty Medal

Today, the National Constitution Center announced it will award its 31st annual Liberty Medal to the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, for his efforts to preserve, protect, and defend liberty by inspiring Americans of all ages to learn about the Constitution through civic education and civil dialogue.

July 1, 2019

National Constitution Center Quarterly Events Calendar, July - September 2019

This summer, the National Constitution Center invites visitors to enjoy Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality—America’s first exhibit devoted to exploring how constitutional clashes over slavery set the stage for the Civil War, and how the nation transformed the Constitution after the war to more fully embrace the Declaration of Independence’s promise of freedom and equality.

June 25, 2019

2019 Independence Week Programming at the National Constitution Center

Today, the National Constitution Center announced a full lineup of programming for its annual All-American Celebration on Independence Mall, Saturday, June 29, through Thursday, July 4.

June 19, 2019

World Premiere of FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance at the National Constitution Center on June 19

Beginning on June 19, for select weeks, visitors can experience FOURTEEN, a moving theatrical performance that sheds new light on the Reconstruction era and the ratification of the 14th Amendment.

June 4, 2019

Philadelphia’s 2019 Stripes and Stars Festival Commemorates Joint Birthdays of the U.S. Flag and Army

From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army.

May 29, 2019

Pay Tribute to America’s Fallen Military Heroes Over Memorial Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center will honor America’s fallen military heroes over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27.

May 22, 2019

Justice Neil Gorsuch Elected Honorary Chair of the National Constitution Center’s Board of Trustees

The National Constitution Center announced today that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch has been elected Honorary Chair of the Center’s Board of Trustees, succeeding Vice President Joe Biden, whose term as Chair ended in April 2019.

May 14, 2019

National Constitution Center to Launch Constitutional Ambassadors Program September 2019

Today the National Constitution Center announced a new initiative to welcome tens of thousands of Philadelphia-area students to the National Constitution Center beginning in the 2019-2020 school year for a new and immersive experience in constitutional education.

May 2, 2019

New “Interactive Constitution: Classroom Edition” Coming Constitution Day 2019

The National Constitution Center announced a broad partnership to create the new Interactive Constitution: Classroom Edition, a cutting-edge, multimedia digital platform that will provide trusted, nonpartisan constitutional resources for middle and high school students and educators.

April 29, 2019

National Constitution Center Quarterly Events Calendar, April - June 2019

This spring, the National Constitution Center will open Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, America’s first exhibit devoted to exploring the constitutional debates from the Civil War and Reconstruction.

April 3, 2019

National Constitution Center Announces Speakers and Topics for Spring/Summer 2019 America’s Town Hall

The National Constitution Center today released the spring/summer 2019 lineup for its popular America’s Town Hall series of constitutional conversations and debates bringing together the best thinkers on the left, right, and center to explore the most important constitutional issues facing our country.

April 3, 2019

National Constitution Center Celebrates Women’s History Month 2019

Throughout March, the National Constitution Center will host a variety of special programs in honor of Women’s History Month.

February 28, 2019

National Constitution Center Expands National Teacher Advisory Board

Today, the National Constitution Center announced the expansion of its Teacher Advisory Board to include additional master teachers from around the country.

February 12, 2019

Civil War and Reconstruction Exhibit to Have Permanent Home at National Constitution Center, Beginning May 9, 2019

On May 9, 2019, the National Constitution Center’s new permanent exhibit—the first in America devoted to exploring the constitutional debates from the Civil War and Reconstruction—will open to the public.

January 31, 2019

National Constitution Center Celebrates Presidents Day Weekend 2019

Visitors can celebrate Presidents Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center Saturday, February 16, through Monday, February 18, with a variety of special presidential-themed programs and activities.

January 24, 2019

African American History Month at the National Constitution Center 2019

Throughout February, the National Constitution Center will host a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month.

January 23, 2019

National Constitution Center Announces Speakers and Topics for Winter 2019 America’s Town Hall

The National Constitution Center today released the winter 2019 lineup for its popular America’s Town Hall series of constitutional conversations and debates bringing together the best thinkers on the left, right, and center to explore the most important constitutional issues facing our country.

January 9, 2019

National Constitution Center Quarterly Events Calendar, January - March 2019

Today, the National Constitution Center announced a variety of family-friendly programming to kick off 2019.

January 9, 2019

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the National Constitution Center with Discounted Admission, Service Projects, and Special Performances on January 21

The National Constitution Center will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater good on Monday, January 21, with discounted $5 admission.

January 7, 2019

Sensory-Friendly Sundays Begin at the National Constitution Center in 2019

Today, the National Constitution Center announced plans to offer a more accessible museum experience for individuals of all abilities and their families on multiple dates throughout 2019.

January 2, 2019

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