Pop-up exhibit to run through March 3
ELIZABETH — The Dora B. Woodyard Memorial Library in Elizabeth this month will present a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, “The Bill of Rights and You,” commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the document.
The exhibit spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution that are called the Bill of Rights, illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments.
The exhibit runs through March 3.
“The Bill of Rights represents the Founders vision that it would be the people, through votes, that could change the Constitution with enough consensus,” co-curator Jennifer Johnson said. “And when the people desired a Bill of Rights, our first 10 amendments were added to our governing charter.”
Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call Library Director Julie Oldfield at 304-275-4295.