Newseum Celebrates Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day

This Thursday, Dec. 15, the Newseum will host a full day of family-oriented programs, including exhibit tours and historical interpreters, to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. This important founding document, composed of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, and enshrined greater protection of individual liberties, including the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition.

Bill of Rights Day highlights the Newseum’s mission to promote, explain and defend the First Amendment by presenting history in an accessible and fun way. Visitors can try on period garb and step in front of the camera to report “live” from 1791, meet Alexander Hamilton, watch a live debate of First Amendment issues, and much more.

Complimentary “Bill of Rights Birthday” cupcakes will be served after the 11:30 a.m. reading of the Bill of Rights by historical interpreter Steve Edenbo.

Bill of Rights Day programming is free with Newseum admission. Seating at events is on a space-available basis.

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