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August 27, 2012

The National Archives Celebrates the Constitution’s 225 Anniversary With Special Program Featuring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on September 12

Constitution 225th Anniversary 1787-2012 National Archives

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Washington, DC—In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will join Yale Law Professor Akhil Amar on September 12 at the National Archives to discuss the past, present, and future of the nation’s founding document in a program titled, “The Constitution Turns 225.”

The program, sponsored in partnership with the Federalist Society and the Constitutional Accountability Center, will begin at 7 p.m. in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Building, located near the National Mall.

A book signing of America's Unwritten Constitution with author Professor Amar will follow the program.

The program is free and open to the public. The National Archives Building is located at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Attendees should enter through the Special Events entrance on 7th and Constitution Ave, NW.

Due to the popularity of this program, seating will be very limited, and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Free tickets will be distributed at the National Archives Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue, beginning one hour prior to the start time. You must be present to receive a ticket. Theater doors will open 30 minutes prior to start time.

The program is open to press coverage, but press seating is limited. Please RSVP in advance to public.affairs@nara.gov.

The National Archives is fully accessible. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program please email public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 prior to the event to ensure proper arrangements are secured. Fall museum hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., daily.

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that preserves and shares with the public records that trace the story of our nation, government, and the American people. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and online at www.archives.gov.

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