Members’ Corner

As a valued  Member of the National Constitution Center, you enjoy exclusive benefits while directly supporting the Constitution Center’s exhibits and programs. 

Join by phone at 215-409-6767

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Members receive free and discounted admission to Town Hall programs. 

Constitution Framer memberships or higher enjoy reciprocal benefits at museums across the country. Click here to view a full list of reciprocal museums.

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Questions? Contact Membership Coordinator, Emily Polhamus at [email protected] or 215-409-6785.

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Member Events and Town Hall Programs

Please note:

All Town Hall programs are free for members of the 1787 Society.

Members receive complimentary tickets for daytime Town Hall programs and significant savings on evening programs.

To register for Members Only events, you will need to create a username and password for our website. If you have not done this yet, select “Click here to register.” when prompted to sign-in, to set up your account. If you need assistance, please contact us at [email protected] or 215-409-6767.


Members Events and Programs

Members-Only After Hours Tour
Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality

Monday, May 20, at 5 p.m.

Join us for an after-hours tour before the America’s Town Hall program- Women in the Civil War: The Untold Stories, of our newest exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality. Museum educators will lead a guided tour of this exhibit featuring over 100 artifacts, including original copies of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, Dred Scott’s signed petition for freedom, and a pike purchased by John Brown for an armed raid to free enslaved people.  Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

SOLD OUT

Please register separately for the America’s Town Hall program, Women in the Civil War: The Untold Stories. Click here to register for that program.

Members-Only Guided Tour
Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality

Sunday, June 9, at 11 a.m.

Enjoy an exclusive Members-only guided tour of Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality. A museum educator will guide you through the exhibit featuring key figures central to the era—from Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass to John Bingham and Harriet Tubman—and discuss how the equality promised in the Declaration of Independence was finally inscribed in the Constitution by the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, collectively known as the Reconstruction Amendments.

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FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance- Members Preview Event
Thursday, June 20, at 11:30 a.m.

Join us for a special Members-only performance of the moving theatrical performance FOURTEEN, created in collaboration and consultation with nationally recognized, award-winning artists and scholars for the National Constitution Center. Through dramatic interpretation of original texts, such as Frederick Douglass’s open letter “To My Old Master,” the 30-minute performance will bring to life the leaders, influential figures, and everyday Americans who were central to the era. Limited seating is available; reserve your space today!

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Questions about member events? Contact Membership Coordinator, Emily Polhamus at 215-409-6785.


America's Town Hall Programs

Members: to purchase tickets online, sign-in or create an account if you don't already have one. Enter the email address associated with your membership, and your password to be recognized in our online system as a Member.  You can also purchase tickets by phone at 215-409-6785.  

Women in the Civil War: The Untold Stories
Monday, May 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
$10 for Members, Free for 1787 Society

Don’t miss an evening of conversation presented in conjunction with the Center’s new permanent exhibit Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, opening May 9. Noted historians Catherine Clinton, Thavolia Glymph, and Kate Masur, will explore the untold stories of the women abolitionists and suffragists of the Civil War and Reconstruction and how their work influenced constitutional change. Following the moderated conversation from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., guests will have access to tour the new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Center’s exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, and presented in partnership with Vision 2020’s Women 100: Celebrating 100 years of Women’s Voting Rights, a national initiative headquartered at Drexel University.

Bruce Ackerman: Revolutionary Constitutions
Monday, June 3, 12 p.m.
Free for Members and 1787 Society

Join renowned constitutional scholar Bruce Ackerman as he discusses his new book, Revolutionary Constitutions: Charismatic Leadership and the Rule of Law―an exploration of the origins, successes, and threats to revolutionary constitutionalism around the world. Ackerman uses lessons from popular movements and their campaigns for constitutional democracy around the world—including the American founding—to provide new insights into how to address the constitutional challenges we see today. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

Copies of Revolutionary Constitutions can be pre-purchased at checkout or purchased onsite at the program. A book signing with Bruce Ackerman will follow the program.

George Will: The Conservative Sensibility
Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m.
$10 for Members, Free for 1787 Society

Celebrated political writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Will returns to the Center for a conversation about his new book, The Conservative Sensibility, described as a monumental new reflection on American conservatism. Will examines how the founders’ belief in natural rights articulated first in the Declaration of Independence and carried out in the Constitution gave birth to a great American political tradition—one based on limited government, religious freedom, and belief in human virtue and dignity, and one that Will argues now finds itself under threat. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

Copies of The Conservative Sensibility can be pre-purchased at checkout or purchased onsite at the program. A book signing with George Will will follow the program. This program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Charles Koch Foundation.

2019 Annual Supreme Court Review
Tuesday, July 9, 12 - 2 p.m.
$10 for Members, Free for 1787 Society
$70 for Members with CLE Credit (2 Substantive Credits)

Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky and Frederick Lawrence, and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, examine the Supreme Court’s 2018-19 term, which includes significant cases regarding religious displays, the death penalty, partisan gerrymandering, the census, and more. Melissa Garlick, civil rights national counsel for the Anti-Defamation League, moderates.

This program is presented in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League.

 

Questions? Contact Membership Coordinator, Emily Polhamus at 215-409-6785 or [email protected].

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