PROGRAM: NM The Bill of Rights and You

Presented by:
New Mexico Humanities Council
Current Initiative: 225th Bill of Rights Anniversary National Partner: National Archives Local Partner: K-12 Institutions, Libraries, Museums, Nonprofits, Other Subject: History, Other Audience: Children and Families, Educators, K-12

New Mexico Humanities Council distributed this exhibition, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the document to 28 venues around New Mexico. The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. The Bill of Rights and You invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document’s evolution. The exhibit ran through March 4,2017.