The National Constitution Center will be full of activity this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, celebrating the legacy of one of America's great heroes and showing a live feed of President Obama's inauguration. (Photo courtesy National Constitution Center)
Get a free (!!!) look into the world of the Nation Constitution Center on Monday, January 21. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, the museum will be offering free admission and plenty of activities relating to the holidays all day long.
The museum is teaming up with the citywide 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and is providing guests with service projects, live performances and crafts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Those who registered for the Greater Philadelphia Day of Service will be quilting and sewing to benefit the Women Against Abuse shelter. Guests who are not registered for the day of service event are still welcome to sew pillows for the shelter.
There will also be lots of live music throughout the day. At 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the F.M. Kirby Auditorium, Two of a Kind, a nationally-recognized husband and wife team will put on an interactive musical performance specifically relating to Martin Luther King Jr. for attendees. In addition to the live music from Two of a Kind, churches from the area will come together to create a Unity Choir and will perform for guests at 3 p.m. in the Grand Hall Lobby.
Another live performance will happen at 1 p.m., listen to local actors and college students read the iconic I Have a Dream speech. In addition to live music and performances, there will be crafts and interactive exhibits as well.
In honor of President Barack Obama’s second term, the museum will be playing a live-feed of the inauguration on televisions throughout the building. There will also be Presidential trivia, Presidential crafts and a chance to recite the Presidential Oath of Office while having your photo taken to commemorate the big moment.
The family-friendly and free event is sponsored by PwC.
Martin Luther King Day and Inauguration Day at the National Constitution Center
When: Monday, January 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
More info: www.constitutioncenter.org