Friday, February 22, 2013

Free Admission at Constitution Center on Sunday

On Sunday, February 24, the National Constitution Center is welcoming the public, free of charge, to enjoy the museum.  This includes the main exhibition The Story of We the People, the multimedia presentation Freedom Rising, Signer's Hall, and the special exhibit on the Rise and Fall of Prohibition.  There are also special programs for African American History Month, including a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln and a copy of the first printing of the Dred Scott Decision.  The free admission is courtsey of

I've visited the NCC, most  recently this past fall.  Their main exhibit is interesting and there are a lot of interactive spots along the way.  You can sit in a jury box, go into a voting booth, see yourself taking the presidential oath of office, listening stations for major events in US history.  Kids like it and I did as well.  The Freedom Rising show includes live actors, video, audio, and great visual effects.  It's a great show.  The Signer's Hall has life sized statues of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.  Ben Franklin's hand is shiny from people shaking it.  I just have one note, for Dr. Who fans -- don't blink while in the Signer's Hall.  You'll know what I mean when you see it.

If you don't have other plans for Sunday, make a point of taking advantage of this free offer.

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