Library Features Exhibit on the U.S. Constitution
September Project as well as our featured event for Constitution Day. Constitution Day is observed every September 17th to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. The exhibit will run from September 15, 2008 to October 17, 2008. It is placed in the reading area of the second floor of the library. The exhibit is part of a nationwide project supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In Texas, this exhibit is made possible by the Humanities Texas Resource Center, which is an NEH affiliate. It is made possible locally by the U.T. Tyler Friends of the Arts organization. This exhibit consists of 12 color-printed posters that look at the history of the Constitution's development from former colonies to a united nation. From the Texas Humanities site, the Constitution "is the blueprint for our nation’s government, the civil creed we all live by. It was written, the founders said, to 'secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.' We need to know it better." We urge our patrons and visitors to take a moment to visit the exhibit and get to know this important document that shapes our nation and our rights as citizens.