Bill of Rights traveling exhibit comes to Columbus library

January 7, 2017 10:01:31 PM

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The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is hosting a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives. "The Bill of Rights and You" commemorates 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 and explores the origins of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights). It also illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. The exhibit invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places and events that mark this historic document's evolution. It runs through Feb. 28.  

 

Exhibit co-curator Jennifer Johnson states, "The Bill of Rights represents the Founders' 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 10 amendments were added to our governing charter."  

 

"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 presented in collaboration with the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.