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Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr & Celebrate Inauguration Day!


Visitors of all ages are encouraged to join the National Constitution Center for a special daylong celebration commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lifelong dedication to service, as well as the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013.  In honor of the “double holiday,” admission to the Center is FREE, courtesy PwC.

In tribute to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Center will join in the 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with service projects, live performances, and craft activities from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  In the spirit of Dr. King, participants who have registered with the Greater Philadelphia Day of Service will participate in a quilting and sewing project that benefits the Women Against Abuse shelter. 

At 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the F.M. Kirby Auditorium, families can sing along with “Two of a Kind,” an award-winning, nationally touring, husband-wife duo, during an interactive musical program.  Visitors also can enjoy programs throughout the day in the Grand Hall Lobby, including a “Talk Back Board” where they can post responses to questions about diversity and citizenship, make crafts such as “I Have a Dream” mobiles, and learn about Dr. King’s vision of himself as an agent of service and how that legacy lives on today.

This year marks the second time that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has coincided with a presidential inauguration.  The first was President Bill Clinton's second inauguration on Monday, January 20, 1997.

To commemorate Inauguration Day, visitors can watch the second inauguration of President Barack Obama on screens throughout the museum. In addition, visitors can put their knowledge to the test during Presidential Trivia, make presidential-themed crafts, and have their photo taken as they recite the official Presidential Oath of Office. 

For more information, call 215.409.6700 or visit www.constitutioncenter.org


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