May 2015

Thursday, May 21 – Evening Lecture*
The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties**
Presented by Carol Berkin
Revered today for articulating America’s founding principles, the Bill of Rights was a political stratagem executed by James Madison to preserve the Constitution, the Federal government, and the latter’s authority over the states. By pulling back the curtain on the political, short-sighted, and self-interested intentions of the Founding Fathers in passing the Bill of Rights, Berkin reveals the inherent weakness in these arguments and what it means for our country today.

Friday, May 22 – Exhibition Opening
The Loeb Gallery will feature the Museum’s collection of artifacts relating to the Revolutionary War hero, Marquis de Lafayette. These objects include a pair of dueling pistols, his General’s sash, portraits and commemorative items from his American victory tour in 1824.

*Members: To reserve a seat, please email
**Doors open at 6pm – Lecture begins at 6:30pm; Lecture Admission: $10; FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS
Includes Museum admission & light refreshments

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