Indiana Humanities is partnering with the National Archives and Records Administration to help award nonprofits with a small pop-up exhibit on the Bill of Rights in celebration of its 225th anniversary this year. The exhibit is available for free to libraries, schools, museums and other community organizations through an application process.
Up to 35 organizations will be awarded the pop-up exhibit; the deadline to apply is Oct. 15. Host organizations must display the exhibits from Dec. 15, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016 at minimum, and are encouraged to create public programs about the Bill of Rights and their continuing importance today. The National Archives is creating a program guide and curriculum materials which will be available by mid-November. Additionally, each awarded site in Indiana will receive a set of pocket Constitutions to distribute to the general public.
The Bill of Rights, ratified to the Constitution on Dec. 15, 1791 as the first ten amendments, protects rights such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the freedom to freely practice religion.
“The Bill of Rights are an important part of our history, but also our future,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. “We’re excited to provide so many Hoosiers with access to information about this historic and living document.”
Application materials and more information about the exhibit (including dimensions) is available at www.indianahumanities.org/billofrights.
This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Presented in part by AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.