On the 18th – Black History Month Edition!


This February’s On the 18th takes the Smith College Club of Philadelphia to the National Constitution Center for their impressive Black History Month exhibit. More information about the exhibits is below.

When: Saturday, February 18th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Where: The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street.
Cost: $11.00* for both the permanent collection and the special Black History Month exhibit.

*While the cost of the ticket is set by the Center, this event is pay what you can (and anything above our costs will help support others attending).

Accessibility: Please contact us if you have any questions regarding accessibility.

About the Exhibits:

Visitors to the National Constitution Center this February can experience a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month. Explore the Museum’s The Story of We the People exhibit to discover key milestones in African-American history. During daily interactive programs, visitors can learn about the lives of African-American leaders, the history behind the Emancipation Proclamation, and more.

~ Breaking Barriers Show:
The interactive Breaking Barriers show examines the lives of Thurgood Marshall, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Robinson, and other groundbreaking African-Americans throughout American history—providing insight into the struggles they faced and the rights they secured for all citizens. Their inspiring stories reveal how one individual’s civic actions can
impact a nation.

~ Decoding the Document: Emancipation Proclamation Document Workshop:
Take a closer look at the museum’s rare printing of the Emancipation Proclamation to learn more about its history, the history of the Civil War, and the background of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

~ African American History Self-Guided Tour:
– Pick up a handy flier at our Information Desk to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in African-American history.


– Our rare, signed copies of the Thirteenth Amendment and Emancipation Proclamation.
– President Obama inauguration artifacts.
– The American National Tree, featuring influential African-Americans including Paul Robeson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Ward Connerly, and 2012 Liberty Medal winner Muhammad Ali.
– An original printing of the Supreme Court’s controversial Dred Scott decision.

~ Giant Game Board Activity:
As part of our interactive daily programming in February, test your knowledge of African-American history at our Giant Game Board.

Here is the museum website:

BHM exhibit page:

National Constitution Center FB page:


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