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News : The Bill of Rights and You
By Laura York
12-27-2016 02:33 PM





 The Bill of Rights and You


Andover Public Library  will host a new pop-up exhibition
from the
National
Archives
The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this
landmark document. The Bill of Rights and
You
spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history,
explores
the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively
known as the
Bill of Rights), illustrates how each
amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the
rights outlined in the amendments. The
Bill of Rights and You
invites
visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this
historic document’s evolution.  This
exhibit runs through January 31, 2017.


The Bill of Rights and You co-curator
Jennifer Johnson states:


"The
Bill of Rights represents the Founder's vision that it would be the people,
through votes, that could change the Constitution with enough consensus. And
when the people desired a Bill of Rights, our first ten amendments were added
to our governing charter." 


The Bill of Rights and You touring exhibit will be available at the Andover Public Library during regular Library
hours. Call us at 440-293-6792 for more information.


The
Bill of Rights and You
 is organized by the National
Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives
Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). This exhibition was developed in
collaboration with the
National Archives’
National Outreach Initiative
to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The exhibition is presented in part by
AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.


This exhibit is brought to you in collaboration with
the Ohio Humanities Council and the Federation
of State Humanities Councils.  Established, in 1972, Ohio Humanities is a
private non-profit organization and a state-based partner of the National
Endowment for the Humanities, serving as an advocate for the public humanities
in Ohio.


 


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News Photos

Miss Betsy and the

Bill-of-Rights Exhibit

Rotunda at the

National Archives

Exhibits original

Bill of Rights

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