Monday, April 19, 2010

The Story of "We the People"

I got this in an email from The History Channel and never knew it existed!  I’m ready to go and visit!

A trip to the National Constitution CenterNCC in Philadelphia is not just a visit—it's an experience. The first-ever museum dedicated to the U.S. ConstitutionNCC, the Center tells the story of America's defining document while at the same time inspiring visitors to help write the next chapter of American history.

The Center's core exhibition—The Story of We the PeopleNCC—looks back at the history of the Constitution, emphasizing the importance of active citizenship and how it has expanded over more than 200 years. But make sure to set aside some time ... the exhibit's more than 100 multimedia displays, films, photographs, texts, and artifacts can take almost three full days to get through.

Your visit to the Center also features the powerful theatrical performance "Freedom RisingNCC," which is narrated by a live actor and immerses the audience within a 360-degree theater. Signers' Hall, a stylized recreation of the Assembly Room where the signers of the Constitution met on Sept. 17, 1787, includes lifelike bronze statues of the 39 signers and the three dissenters that were present when the Constitution was signed.

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