The Bill of Rights and You Pop Up Exhibit
The Bill of Rights and You, an exhibit spotlighting the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution is now on display at the Colfax, LaCrosse, Palouse, St. John and Tekoa branches of Whitman County Library.
The exhibits, organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, commemorate the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Spotlighting one of the most remarkable periods in American history, the exhibit 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 documentís evolution.
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."
This exhibit is presented in part by AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National archives Foundation and collaboration with Washington State Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
For further details, contact the Colfax Library toll free at (877) 733-3375 or visit the library's events calendar. The pop-up exhibits are on display now through February 28, 2017 during regular open hours.
For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.