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

Visit the Museum Admissions Desk

Members receive free and discounted admission to Town Hall programs.

Click here to join or renew your membership.

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 Only Guided Tour – American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding

Friday, October 6, 11:00 a.m.
Free, please register in advance.

See the rarest early drafts of the U.S. Constitution displayed together for the first time, including Pennsylvania delegate James Wilson’s own handwritten drafts, and get an intimate look at the path the Framers took to create our founding document on a private tour of our new exhibit and gallery. A free for members Town Hall program follows this tour, see below.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Members Only Guided Tour – American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding

Monday, October 30, 11:00 a.m.
Free, please register in advance.

See the rarest early drafts of the U.S. Constitution displayed together for the first time, including Pennsylvania delegate James Wilson’s own handwritten drafts, and get an intimate look at the path the Framers took to create our founding document on a private tour of our new exhibit and gallery. A free for members Town Hall program follows this tour, see below.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Members Only Guided Tour – John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice

Tuesday, November 7, 11:00 a.m.
Free for members, please register in advance

Get to know Chief Justice John Marshall – a hero of the U.S. Constitution – and explore Marshall’s character, constitutional legacy, and the influential roles he played in the early Republic with a private tour of John Marshall, open now through December 31. A free for members Town Hall program follows this tour, see below.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.
 

Members Only Behind the Scenes Archeology Exhibit Discussion

Tuesday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. 
Free for members, pre-registration required.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the NEW display of 18th-century archeological objects found while the National Constitution Center was being built, and then join us for coffee and conversation with Independence National Historic Park Archeologist and Chief Historian Jed Levin.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.
 

Members Only Bill of Rights Day Breakfast

Friday, December 15, 9:00 a.m.
$20 Members • Free for 1787 Society Members
Advanced registration is required. Seating is limited.

Celebrate Bill of Rights Day at the Center and enjoy breakfast and constitutional conversation with Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen and constitutional law expert Girard Magliocca.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

Click here to learn more about our Bill of Rights Day Symposium.

 

The Rise of Populism Abroad

Friday, October 6, 12:00 p.m.
Free for Members, please register in advance.

Authors Edward Luce and Jan-Werner Müller,  join former U.S. Ambassador Mark Gitenstein to explore the growing influence of populism around the world. Pre-order your unsigned copies of What Is Populism by Jan-Werner Müller and The Retreat to Western Liberalism by Edward Luce and Julian Elfer for pickup at the event.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Bob Schieffer: Finding Truth in Today’s Deluge of News

Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.
Member Price: $10

Legendary journalist Bob Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed. Pre-order your unsigned copy of Overload by Bob Schieffer for pickup at the event.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Khzir Khan: An American Family

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.
Member Price: $20 includes copy of An American Family

Muslim-American Gold Star father and 2016 DNC speaker Khizr Khan discusses the U.S. Constitution and his family’s pursuit of the American dream. Pre-order your unsigned copy of An American Family by Khizr Khan for pickup at the event.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Edward Ayers: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

Monday, October 30, 12:00 p.m.
Free for members, please register in advance.

Leading Civil War historian Edward Ayers provides a fresh history of two astounding events at the crux of America’s history. Pre-order your unsigned copy of The Thin Light of Freedom by Edward Ayers for pickup at the event.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Cass Sunstein: A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment

Monday, November 6, 6:30 p.m.
Member price: $10, Free for 1787 Society Members

Cass Sunstein, former White House advisor and author, identifies the most common misconceptions and illuminates the constitutional design behind the process. Pre-order your unsigned copy of Impeachment by Cass Sunstein for pickup at the event.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Hendrik Meijer: Arthur Vandenberg

Tuesday, November 7, 12:00 p.m
Free for members, please register in advance.

Hendrik Meijer discusses the Michigan senator who spearheaded coalitions that continue to form the foundation of American foreign and domestic policy today. Pre-order your unsigned copy of Arthur Vandenberg by Hendrik Meijer for pickup at the event.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Franklin Foer: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 p.m.
Member price: $10, Free for 1787 Society Members

Franklin Foer of The Atlantic explores how tech platforms have transformed the way we think and produced a new culture of misinformation. Pre-order your unsigned copy of World Without Mind by Franklin Foer for pickup at the event.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Hamilton’s Vision: Federalism, National Authority, and Judicial Revie

Thursday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Free for members, please register in advance.

America’s leading federal judges and scholars discuss the constitutional vision of Alexander Hamilton, exploring his views on the scope of presidential, congressional, and judicial power in America. In partnership with the Federal Judicial Center.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

The Future of Conservatism

Thursday, November 30, 6:30 p.m.
Member price: $10, Free for 1787 Society Members

Leading thinkers, including National Interest Jacob Heilbrunn and New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus, discuss the future of American conservatism.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Emancipation

Tuesday, December 5, 12:00 p.m.
Free for members, please register in advance.

America’s leading Civil War and Reconstruction historians David Blight, Eric Foner, and Thavolia Glymph, explore the meaning of freedom, equality, and emancipation. Pre-order your unsigned copy of Beyond Freedom edited by David W. Blight and Jim Downs for pickup at the event.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.

 

Gerrymandering and the Future of American Democracy

Monday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.
Member price: $10, Free for 1787 Society Members

Join the scholars and advocates to explore whether and how the Constitution might be interpreted to limit partisan gerrymandering and why it matters for American democracy.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.


Bill of Rights Day Symposium

Friday, December 15, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m - Members Only Breakfast with Jeffrey Rosen and Gerard Magliocca, $20 Members • Free for 1787 Society Members, click here to register

10:00 a.m.  – Gerard Magliocca, How the Bill of Rights Became the Bill of Rights

11:00 a.m. – Noah Feldman, The Three Lives of James Madison

12:00 p.m. – Keynote Conversation - Join Newseum President Jeffrey Herbst, Knight First Amendment Institute Director Jameel Jaffer, and Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen for a special discussion on the state of the First Amendment today.

Click here for more information on these programs.

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