Exhibitions

The Blessings of Liberty: The U.S. Constitution
 

Constitution of the United States of America. Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” — Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America 

Exhibition

The Blessings of Liberty: The U.S. Constitution examines the document upon which our country was founded: the United States Constitution. Written to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity," the Constitution is short, simple, and often ambiguous. As the blueprint for our nation’s government, it represents a set of beliefs and a way of life. This exhibition seeks to explain the immense importance of a document that holds answers to challenging questions of government, cryptic though it may seem. 

The Blessings of Liberty features twelve panels charting the progress of former colonies to a united nation. Panel topics include: 

  • Articles of Confederation
  • The Union from 1781–1788
  • The Constitutional Convention
  • The Founders’s achievement
  • Anti-Federalist arguments
  • Ratification
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Washington, DC
  • State and nation
  • The Supreme Court

The Blessings of Liberty is an exhibition prepared for travel by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Exhibition Format
 

Freestanding 
LanguageEnglish
Content6 double-sided panels
7 support legs
Space Requirements96 square feet of floor space (8’ x 12’)
Shipping Weight and DimensionsTravels in 2 plastic cases:
  • 39” x 27” x 7” - 70 lbs.
  • 76” x 12” x 8” - 38 lbs.
Rental Fee*$250*
Rental Period4 weeks

*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.

Publicity Materials

Press release

The Blessings of Liberty press release.

Publicity image

A publicity image is available for promoting this exhibition at your venue. Please contact the exhibitions coordinator to request an electronic file of this image. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the exhibitions coordinator to process your request. 

Humanities Texas logos 

Venues may request a CD with the Humanities Texas logo in a number of electronic file formats for use when developing print and online promotional materials. Logo files are also available for download on the logo page.

Questions and Rental Information

Call 512.440.1991 or email
exhibitions@humanitiestexas.org

2018 Bookings to Date

Bell County Museum
06/04/2018–08/31/2018

LeTourneau University
09/14/2018–10/14/2018