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Dec 08, 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,...


Dec 08, 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...


Jun 29, 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...


Mar 24, 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...


Nov 21, 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,...


Sep 10, 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...


Aug 15, 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...


Jun 27, 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...


May 22, 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...


May 06, 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...


Dec 06, 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...


Sep 13, 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...


Aug 30, 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...


Aug 17, 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...


Jul 31, 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...


Jul 05, 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...


Apr 11, 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...


Jan 18, 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...


Sep 22, 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...


Jun 23, 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...


Mar 08, 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...


Feb 22, 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...


Sep 16, 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...


Sep 13, 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...


Jun 30, 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...