Philadelphia is home to a boatload of interesting cultural institutions, but one of my favorite is the National Constitution Center in Old City, the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution.
Located in Independence Mall, this specialized museum is sprinkled with interactive exhibits, films and rare artifacts surrounding the history of arguably our nation’s most important document.
On Monday, September 17th, the Constitution Center is hosting an array of activities in celebration of the Constitution’s 225th anniversary. Admission for the day has been sponsored and is free to the public.
The day is scheduled with all sorts of geeky fun– including a demonstration on iCivics, a web-based civic education project that inspires young people to be active participants in our democracy– by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, traditional calligraphy demonstrations, hourly game shows on the Separation of Powers and an actual Naturalization ceremony, where visitors will have the opportunity to see immigrants take the Oath of Allegiance to officially become citizens of the United States.
Constitution Day Celebration
Monday, September 17th
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
The National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106