A momentous day at the National Archives! This morning, September 14, 2012, in recognition of the 225th anniversary of the US Constitution, a team installed the Transmittal—or the Fifth Page—of the Constitution for public viewing. This document has never before been exhibited at the National Archives, and very likely has never been displayed in its 225 year history. The parchment is encased in an oxygen-free environment as are the other Charters of Freedom documents.
The team who worked together included conservators Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and Kitty Nicholson, as well as exhibits colleagues, security specialists and art handlers. Constitution Day is Monday September 17. The Transmittal Page is on view from Friday Sept 14 through Wednesday Sept 19.
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It’s almost Constitution Day! This September 17th marks 225 years since the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787. At the National Archives we’re commemorating the occasion throughout September with special programs, online media, and learning materials.
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In it you’ll discover our multi-touch book for iPad – Exploring the United States Constitution – as well as blog posts, articles, videos, documents, and activities in the DocsTeach App for iPad. The course can be accessed for free with the iTunes App for iPad or from http://itunes.apple.com/us/course/united-states-constitution/id559398926
For information about special events and public programs at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, to access teaching and learning resources, and to connect with the National Archives through social media, visit our Constitution Day page.
Constitution Day is coming up! Check out upcoming events at the National Archives in Washington, DC and read about the preservation and re-encasement of the Constitution.