Constitution Day

Date: September 17, 2020

Location: Virtual Video

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Constitution Day September 17, 2020

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history, the United States Constitution. This document was designed to be a framework of our government and establish the rights and freedoms for us, its citizens.

Every year, the National Constitution Center hosts a Constitution Day event and this year they have a variety of virtual events designed to be engaging and educational. Watch live on YouTube to participate in all the National Constitution Center listed below!

Virtual Kids Town Hall: Justice Neil Gorsuch
12 p.m. EDT; Streamed live on Zoom and YouTube
Join the National Constitution Center’s in a special Student Town Hall with U.S. Supreme Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch. Justice Gorsuch will speak about his career, the role of the judicial branch, and what it’s like to sit on the Supreme Court. National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen will moderate the discussion. 

Question and Answer Sessions – LIVE FROM OUR EXHIBITS
September 17 at 9 a.m. EDT (from Signers’ Hall) and 3 p.m. EDT (from the main exhibit); Streamed on Zoom and YouTube
We bring our museum to you this Constitution Day with LIVE question and answer sessions from our exhibits. Students can log on to ask our educators all of their biggest Constitution Day questions, and we’ll answer them live on Zoom! And don’t forget to follow @constitutionctr on social media all week for special video highlights of exhibits like Signers’ Hall, Civil War, and Reconstruction, and the NEW The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote!

A Constitution Day Liberty Medal Ceremony
6:30 p.m. EDT; Streamed live on the National Constitution Center website
The National Constitution Center will award its 32nd annual Liberty Medal to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, for her efforts to advance liberty and equality for all. The National Constitution Center will honor Justice Ginsburg through a video tribute in words and music broadcast live on Thursday, September 17, 2020, Constitution Day, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

The program, produced by NBCUniversal, will feature performances by internationally renowned opera singers and tributes from special friends of Justice Ginsburg.

Looking for more?

Get a perfect score on our Constitution Day Quiz and be eligible for an SPC Goodie Bag!

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