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Celebrating Constitution Day

Constitution Anniversary at the National Archives

September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Learn more about the U.S. Constitution through our public programs, family activities, and online resources.

Events at the National Archives in Washington, DC

Events are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, September 17, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Constitution Day activities in the Boeing Learning Center at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
Celebrate the 227th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by writing with quill pens, dressing up, craft activities, and more!

Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.

The State of the Constitution: Is the Constitution Still Working for America?
A panel of experts explores recent court cases and calls to amend the U.S. Constitution.
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Author lectures

Friday, September 12, at noon
James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

Best-selling author Lynne Cheney offers a new biography of James Madison. A book signing will follow the program.
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Thursday, September 18, at noon
America's Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community

Robert Tsai discusses his book on the history of alternative constitutions and those who refused to accept the Constitution's definition of who "the people" are. A book signing will follow the program.
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Teaching & Learning Resources


Rotunda at the National Archives in DC

Other Resources

Events at Other Locations

  • Saturday, September 13–Sunday, September 21, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
    Roosevelt Library View a facsimile display of the Constitution, sign a visitors book, and take the "Constitution Quiz."
  • Wednesday, September 17
    Hoover Library New citizens will be sworn in at a naturalization ceremony.
  • Wednesday, September 17, 10 a.m.
    Johnson Library "Constitution Day 2014: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Its Current Implications."
Viewing the Constitution

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