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08 Dec, 2014, 14:54 ET National Constitution Center Receives $5.5 Million Grant From John Templeton Foundation To Expand Civic Literacy

 The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, the Museum of We the People, America's Town Hall, and a Headquarters for Civic Education,...


08 Dec, 2014, 14:29 ET The Bill of Rights Comes to Philadelphia on Bill of Rights Day, December 15, Launching a Three-Year Exhibition at the National Constitution Center

 Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights, a new exhibition featuring a rare, original copy of the U.S. Constitution's...


29 Jun, 2014, 13:41 ET Malala Yousafzai To Receive National Constitution Center's 2014 Liberty Medal

The National Constitution Center announced today that 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai will receive the 2014 Liberty Medal for her continued...


24 Mar, 2014, 10:51 ET Philadelphia's 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...


21 Nov, 2013, 10:52 ET Avoid The Shopping Mall: Plan A Visit To Independence Mall This Holiday Season

Family-friendly events and programming planned throughout Historic Philadelphia! This year, avoid mall traffic, long lines, credit card debt,...


10 Sep, 2013, 21:20 ET Hillary Rodham Clinton Receives National Constitution Center's 2013 Liberty Medal

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was honored by the National Constitution Center this evening with the 2013 Liberty Medal. Clinton...


15 Aug, 2013, 18:46 ET Celebrate Constitution Day at the Museum of We the People

Free admission to the museum on September 17 Special appearances by Congressman John Lewis, Gerda Weissmann Klein, and civic activist Mary Beth...


27 Jun, 2013, 14:00 ET Hillary Rodham Clinton To Receive National Constitution Center's 2013 Liberty Medal

The National Constitution Center announced today that Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will receive the 2013 Liberty Medal in...


22 May, 2013, 11:00 ET National Constitution Center To Display Original Copy Of The Bill Of Rights

As part of a landmark, 100-year agreement between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and The New York Public Library, the National Constitution...


06 May, 2013, 13:40 ET Jeffrey Rosen Named President And CEO Of The National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center Board of Trustees announced today that it has appointed law professor, distinguished legal commentator, and former...


06 Dec, 2012, 13:15 ET John Ellis Bush To Become Chairman Of National Constitution Center

 The National Constitution Center announced today that Governor John Ellis "Jeb" Bush has been elected Chairman of the Center's Board of...


13 Sep, 2012, 20:05 ET Muhammad Ali Receives National Constitution Center's 2012 Liberty Medal

Ceremony marked nationwide celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution A true champion of freedom, Muhammad Ali received...


30 Aug, 2012, 12:44 ET Celebrate 225 Years Of The Constitution At The National Constitution Center

Historic anniversary celebration in September to include: Sept.10-23: Constitution Hall Pass program for students across the nation...


17 Aug, 2012, 13:30 ET David Eisner To Step Down As President And CEO Of National Constitution Center

Will serve as an advisor in search for new leadership  David Eisner announced today that he will step down as President and CEO of the...


31 Jul, 2012, 10:30 ET The Twenties Will Roar As The National Constitution Center Debuts Dazzling Exhibition On Prohibition

Traveling exhibition created by the Center, curated by acclaimed author and Pulitzer finalist Daniel Okrent The era of flappers and...


05 Jul, 2012, 12:30 ET Muhammad Ali To Receive National Constitution Center's 2012 Liberty Medal

Ceremony culminates nationwide celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution As the centerpiece of the nationwide...


11 Apr, 2012, 12:05 ET National Constitution Center Invites Americans to Deliver a Six-Word Stump Speech

Address America election initiative to launch nationwide on April 24 "Restore America to its own people." – Franklin D. Roosevelt "The old...


18 Jan, 2012, 10:30 ET Freedom is Calling: Answer It at the National Constitution Center During an Extraordinary Celebration of the Constitution's 225th Anniversary

Affirm your commitment to freedom by signing a commemorative Constitution! On September 17, 1787, our Founding Fathers signed a...


22 Sep, 2011, 20:10 ET Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Receives National Constitution Center's 2011 Liberty Medal

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates received the National Constitution Center's 2011 Liberty Medal tonight in honor of his five...


23 Jun, 2011, 10:20 ET Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Receive National Constitution Center's 2011 Liberty Medal

The National Constitution Center will award the 2011 Liberty Medal to U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Robert M. Gates, in honor of his five decades...


08 Mar, 2011, 09:54 ET National Constitution Center Debates the Role of Civility in Democracy

Final event of major NEH-funded series Features Filmmaker Ken Burns, former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton, former Dept. of Justice Official...


22 Feb, 2011, 12:54 ET George Washington Returns to Philadelphia This Summer at the National Constitution Center

Plus: Kids Free Summer! The "Father of Our Country" won the American Revolution, chaired the Constitutional Convention, and served as our first...


16 Sep, 2010, 14:00 ET AP-National Constitution Center Poll Reveals Few Americans Express Confidence in Congress

Americans still skeptical of government intervention; Strong attachment to rule of law and protection of individual rights Few Americans express...


13 Sep, 2010, 20:00 ET Tony Blair Receives 2010 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center

Award presented by President Bill Clinton Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair received the National Constitution Center's 2010 Liberty Medal...


30 Jun, 2010, 09:15 ET Tony Blair to Receive 2010 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center

Award to be presented by President Bill Clinton David Eisner, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, announced today that former...