Posted By Bill Payer on Sep 16, 2020 | 0 comments

Celebrate Constitution Day with rare materials from the Gilder Lehrman Collection: The US Constitution! Join our curators, Conroe Brooks, who plays George Washington, Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, and King George in the touring cast of HAMILTON, and Kevin Cline, the 2016 National History Teacher of the Year, as we explore these rare documents, learn about their creation, take a close look at how the preamble changed between the first draft and the final copy, and, what the Constitution says about voting.

Documents discussed will include:

  • First Draft
  • Member’s Copy
  • A very relatable page from a delegate’s notebook
  • George Washington’s thoughts about the Constitution
  • A newspaper article detailing a brawl over ratification

Visit our website to download copies of the featured documents before the program: gilderlehrman.org/itv

Join us on Thursday, September 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) to learn the fascinating story behind these items from our Collection. This event is for teachers, students and their families — and everyone with an interest in history!

Everyone who registers will be sent a Zoom meeting link and instructions in the confirmation email.

PD certificates will be available upon request.

Please add the Gilder Lehrman Institute to your email safe sender list.

For more information, please contact us at firstfriday@gilderlehrman.org.


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