The National Constitution Center on Arch Street, now 10 years old, is a repository of information and education about our legal system and the rights guaranteed to all citizens by the document that starts "We the people..."
Today the Center is offering a day full of free activities including naturalization of new citizens with a keynote address by Gerda Weissman Klein, Holocaust survivor and founder of Citizenship Counts. Also speaking today are civil rights activist Congressman John Lewis and free speech advocate Mary Beth Tinker. There will be discussions of the constitutional implications of two issues in the news now, drones and gay marriage. The Center will also host game shows on the separation of powers and bill of rights, offer crafts and colonial lawn games, and even serve a birthday cake for the Constitution.
While you're at the Center, you can also see a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Lincoln in a special exhibit up through September 22nd.
Also celebrating Constitution Day is nearby Christ Church Burial Ground, where a number of the signers of the Constitution are buried. The Church and cemetery will host family friendly events on the anniversary of our nation's most important document.