Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American Republic

Friday, February 28th, 2020 - Sunday, May 31st, 2020

America has been singular among nations in fostering a vibrant culture of engagement with constitutional matters and the fundamental principles of government. Featuring 40 books and documents from collector and philanthropist Dorothy Tapper Goldman’s collection—including constitutions from the federal and state levels—Colonists, Citizens, Constitutions: Creating the American Republic depicts the story of America’s unique constitutionalism from the founding era through the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition, which sketches the often troubled history of the country as it expanded across the continent, serves as a timely reminder of our country’s democratic foundations and its relentless quest for improvement. (Curated by Michael Ryan, vice president and director of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library)   

Tue - Thu 10am - 6pm
Fri 10am - 8pm
Sat 10am - 6pm
Sun 11am - 5pm

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)

New York, NY

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