FROM SOLDIER CARE PACKAGES TO TURKEY DAY TRADITIONS,
THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER SERVES UP SOMETHING
FOR EVERYONE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Includes access to the acclaimed Art of the American Soldierexhibition
Visitors to the National Constitution Center this coming Thanksgiving weekend can give thanks to the men and women of the Armed Forces by writing letters and creating care packages to send to the troops. The activity will take place just outside of the Center’s Art of the American Soldier exhibition, as part of the Center’s Thanksgiving celebration Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The celebration is FREE with museum admission.
Visitors also can celebrate the Thanksgiving season by discovering the different ways Americans have celebrated the holiday throughout history. Guests are invited to join in the interactive “History of Thanksgiving” program, which explores the origins and importance of this national holiday. Visitors are encouraged to participate as they learn about the roles presidents have played in creating Thanksgiving Day traditions, including the presidential turkey pardon, and what food may have been prepared at the first Thanksgiving dinner.
As they watch the “Growing Up, American Style” show, children will discover what it was like to grow up in the United States during different time periods and even have the opportunity to try on clothing from various historical eras. Children also are invited to make seasonal crafts, including corn husk dolls and other fun, fall creations.
All visitors will have access to Art of the American Soldier, the highly-acclaimed exhibition created by the National Constitution Center in partnership with the U.S. Army Center of Military History and the National Museum of the United States Army. Art of the American Soldier unveils powerful works of art created by American soldiers in the line of duty. Drawn from the Army’s rarely seen collection of over 15,000 paintings and sketches, the exhibition showcases the artistic response of soldiers from World War I through the present day.
Admission to Art of the American Soldier is FREE with regular museum admission of $12 for adults, $11 for seniors ages 65 and over, and $8 for children ages 4-12. Veterans and military families will receive $2 off admission. Active military personnel, career military retirees, and children ages 3 and under are free.
For ticket information, call 215.409.6700 or visit www.constitutioncenter.org.
The National Constitution Center, located at 525 Arch St. on Philadelphia’s Independence Mal