The Aurora Public Library District would like to invite you to view a new pop-up display from the National Archives and Records Administration commemorating the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the first tend amendments to the United States Constitution, The Bill of Rights. The display, entitled The Bill of Rights and You, allows modern Americans to connect with the people, places, and events surrounding one of the most cataclysmic events in American history. The exhibition features the history of the first ten amendments, shows how each amendment protects citizens of the United States, and demonstrates how we, as Americans, exercise the rights outlined in the amendments.
“The Bill of Rights represents the Founder’s vision that it would be the people, through votes, that could change the Constitution with enough consensus. And when the people desired a Bill of Rights, our first ten amendments were added to our governing charter.” — Jennifer Johnson, The Bill of Rights and You co-curator.
This display is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES). The exhibit will be on display at the Aurora Public Library on the upper level until the end of January. If you would like more information about the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution, check out our catalog or stop by the library today.