The annual exhibit, Celebrate the Constitution, sponsored by Historic Fort Steuben and the Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, opens at the Fort Steuben Visitor Center on Monday, September 7.
The exhibit highlights the signers, the details and the history of America’s founding document which is commemorated every year on September 17, Constitution Day. Included in the exhibit is The Bill of Rights & You, created by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service.
“The Constitution of the United States is a document that everyone hears about and talks about…especially during election years,” explained Judy Bratten, Assistant Director of Historic Fort Steuben and the Visitor Center. “Our objective is to give all citizens, young and old, a better understanding of the origins and significance of the Constitution and its relevance in our 21st century.”
Constitution Day was the brainchild of late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia who always carried a copy of the Constitution with him and was emphatic about making Constitution Day events a requirement for organizations that receive federal funds.
Individuals, families, school groups and civic organizations are invited to visit the free exhibit that runs until September 21st. The Visitor Center is located at 120 S. 3rd Street in Steubenville and open from 10-4, Monday through Saturday, and 11-4 on Sunday. For more information call 740-283-1787.