Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area is hosting 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 February 28, 2017. The Bill of Rights and You
co-curator Jennifer Johnson said, "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 display is located on the upper level of the Carnegie Building, 200 W 9th St, Lawrence, Kansas, in the Kansas- Nebraska Act Gallery. Also on exhibit in that gallery is the Jim Lane Plaque, a temporary exhibit that tells the story of the connection between the Max Kade Annex and Jim Lane.
The Gallery is open during regular business hours at the Carnegie Building, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Over the holidays, the exhibit may not be open. For more information, call (785) 856-5300.
The (pdf) links at the bottom of the page will allow you to explore the exhibit online. Images of the pop-up display, the exhibit script, resources, lesson plans, a glossary, and a listing of the 27 ratified amendments to the U.S. Constitution are included.
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 Kansas Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.Images of the Display Panels
Addendum: The 27 Ratified Amendments