Free with Museum Admission
Presidential Scavenger Hunt | 10 am – 6 pm
Can you find the model of George Washington’s New York City home? Have you ever wondered what Abraham Lincoln’s hands looked like? On this special scavenger hunt, search for presidential items and images throughout the Museum.
Handwriting the Constitution | 1–3 pm
How well do you know the U.S. Constitution? Get to know it on a new level by reading, writing, and even re-imagining the design one of our nation’s foundational documents. We'll provide the text and a variety of writing and design materials. The first 20 participants will receive their own pocket Constitution to take home!
This event is inspired by the organization Handwriting the Constitution, which conceived of this process to encourage people across the country to engage with and experience the words of Jefferson, Paine, Adams, and Madison, among others. As the organization says: “Hand copying a document can produce an intimate connection to the text and its meaning. The handwriter may discover things about this document that they never knew, a passage that challenges or moves them. They may even leave with a deeper connection to the founders and the country, or even a sense of encouragement.”
Make your own Tricorn Hat | 1–3 pm
Decorate and create a wearable tricorn hat, just like our early presidents George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson would have worn!