note from the inbox:
The U.S. Constitution—signed on September 17, 1787—remains ever-present in our national dialogue, with constitutional issues from privacy to presidential power confronting the country daily. As the Museum of We the People, America’s Town Hall, and a leading center for civic education, the National Constitution Center serves as the national headquarters for Constitution Day on September 17, 2013, honoring the Constitution’s 226th anniversary and its enduring significance. The celebration features a wide range of FREE educational festivities and timely constitutional conversations with leading scholars and experts. Last year, over 5,000 students, teachers, and other guests visited the museum on Constitution Day.
A number of special activities and events are planned. This year, special Constitution Day guests include Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, civic activist Mary Beth Tinker, and humanitarian Gerda Weissmann Klein, who will each participate in several events throughout the day. There is a special web page for teachers with educational resources listed: constitutioncenter.org/constitution-day