The Sixth Floor Museum, Bush Presidential Library Partner for Special Bill of Rights Exhibit
Amending America: The Bill of Rights Exhibit
at The Sixth Floor Museum, January 24 – March 16, 2017
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are pleased to open a new special exhibition from the National Archives, Amending America: The Bill of Rights, which explores the origins of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution and how each protects U.S. citizens. The exhibit, on display at The Sixth Floor Museum beginning January 24, 2017, commemorates the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document.
“In this volatile time in our country, it is particularly timely to take a closer look at the privileges and protections outlined in this key historic document,” said Nicola Longford, executive director of The Sixth Floor Museum. “We are especially excited to work with our partners at the George W. Bush Presidential Library to bring this exhibit to Dallas.”
The exhibit uses facsimile documents, reproduction artifacts and interactives to connect visitors with the people, places and events that mark the evolution of the Bill of Rights. Highlights include records showing how each of the first 10 amendments affect Americans and interactives that invite visitors to vote for the next amendment and guess at how many times others were proposed.
“Since the founding of America, the Bill of Rights has protected basic human rights and liberties,” said Emily Robison, acting director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. “This incredible document truly makes the United States a unique and special place to live. The Amending America exhibit is a great reminder for each of us not to take our freedoms for granted.”
An educator workshop and public programs will complement the exhibition, including a celebration of The Sixth Floor Museum’s 28th anniversary as part of a special Presidents Day program with constitutional law expert, Professor Lackland H. Bloom, Jr. of Southern Methodist University on February 20.
Amending America: The Bill of Rights 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 national tour is presented in part by AT&T, HISTORYⓇ, Seedlings Foundation and the National Archives Foundation. Local presentation of this exhibition has been made possible in partnership with the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the National Archives Foundation.
For more directions, hours of operation, and admission information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214-747-6660.