Events


There's always something for the global citizen to do in the Philadelphia region!  
Take in a world music concert or attend an ethnic festival.  
Participate in a conference or symposium on an international topic at one of the region's 
distinguished colleges and universities or research institutes.  
Attend a public reception for visitors from another country or a talk by a senior foreign policy official



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Monday, February 19, 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Visitors can celebrate Presidents Day Weekend, February 17 – February 19, at the National Constitution Center with a variety of special family-friendly programs and activities including arts and crafts, games, and interactive shows. Visitors will learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander in chief. On Presidents Day Monday, families can also participate in our Presidential Costume Contest and join us for a Kids Town Hall, and get to meet some very special guests: Presidents Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Don’t miss a special Members-only program with Ralph Young, Temple University history professor, exploring the key role dissent has played in shaping the U.S. — from colonial days to the present. Admission includes one drink ticket, light fare, a copy of Young’s book Dissent: The History of an American Idea, and a book signing.

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 2:30pm - Monday, February 26, 2018 - 7:30pm

The year is 1747, upon invitation by King Frederick II of Prussia at Potsdam, J.S. Bach is challenged to create a fugue based on a theme the King had made up on the spot. Bach’s improvisational whimsy is still a coveted skill for the stage today.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Penn IUR, Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice, and Penn Press for a talk with Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia and Senior SP2 Executive Fellow at Penn IUR, to discuss his book, “Mayor: The Best Job in Politics,” published by Penn Press as part of Penn IUR's City in the 21st Century Book Series.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Throughout March, visitors to the Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month. Participate in an array of activities including the new program Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage,” which uses a hit pop song to tell the story of women’s suffrage. Then, take a self-guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, which highlights defining moments in women’s history.