The National Constitution Center
The 59th presidential election is right around the corner, Nov. 3, and the birthplace of America is helping you to prepare with a plethora of events.
The National Constitution Center (constitutioncenter.org) is revamping its America’s Town Hall programs, which are a series of virtual, free conversations that bring leading conservative and liberal thought leaders, scholars and authors together to debate. On the schedule this monthare two talks: one, Oct. 8, with Cristina M. Rodriguez, Adam Cox and Michael McConnell as they discuss Rodriguez’s and Cox’s new book, The President and Immigration Law; and another, Oct. 15, with Robert Putnam as he dives deeper into his latest book, The Upswing.
Over at The Franklin Institute (fi.edu), stand next to Barack Obama at the museum’s special exhibition The Presidents by Madame Tussauds. Open through Jan. 3, the exhibit features 56 wax figures of the U.S. presidents and historical leaders.
Having just reopened to the public last month, the Museum of the American Revolution (amrevmuseum.org) is kicking off its programming Oct. 2 with exhibit and online experience When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807. Learn about the nation’s first female voters, and see how the American Revolution influenced their political opportunities and activism. Plus, the exhibit includes nine poll lists, which allow visitors to see the names of the nation’s first 163 women to vote.
Photography by: J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia