‘Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello’ continues at Constitution Center with additional programs

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Enjoy spring break programming and activities with a Colonial twist in as part of the museum’s new feature exhibition, “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello.” The exhibit runs through Oct. 19, but the spring break programming only runs until Sunday, April 27.

Click here to read Ticket’s preview of the exhibit!

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Image courtesy of the National Constitution Center

Image courtesy of the National Constitution Center

Spring break programs include:
Colonial Story Corner, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (12 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Sundays)
Annenberg Lobby
Enjoy a quiet moment away from the more lively activities at the museum’s story corner with tales about Jefferson and other notable early Americans.

Before They Were Founders Tour, 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Signers’ Hall
Did you know that Ben Franklin’s father was a Boston candle maker or that George Washington had a successful career as a surveyor before he became president? This special tour of one of the museum’s most beloved exhibits explores the lives of our favorite Founding Fathers—before the Constitutional Convention!

Growing Up, American Style Show, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Grand Hall Lobby
In this hands-on program, visitors will discover what it was like to grow up at different times in American history. Guests can participate in a costume runway show featuring replicas of traditional-style dress from the Colonial and Civil War eras.

Slavery at Monticello Exhibition Tours, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Feature Exhibition Gallery
The Constitution Center’s education staff will lead guided tours through the museum’s feature exhibition, highlighting the lives and legacies of the enslaved families that lived and worked at Jefferson’s Virginia plantation.

Colonial Activities, dates and times vary. Visitors should check program guide upon arrival.
Grand Hall Lobby
Throughout spring break, children and their families will have the opportunity to try out different Colonial-era trades like gardening, weaving, and candle making at hands-on activity stations. A blacksmith will set up shop on museum’s front lawn. Plus, kids will not want to miss the opportunity to pose for a special silhouette keepsake.

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello is presented by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture. All objects in this exhibition are from the collection of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, unless otherwise noted.

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Mike Berman