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March 12, 2013

Celebrate Spring Break At The National Constitution Center With An Array Of Roaring Twenties Programming, March 25-April 7

Head to the National Constitution Center for their 1920's themed spring break events and activities, March 25-April 7. (Photo by T. Scheid for GPTMC)

The National Constitution Center’s marquee exhibit, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition will soon be ending its run, but not before some great last events.

The programming will start on Monday, March 25 and run through Sunday, April 7, and will center around 1920s-inspired activities, events and crafts.

Events

The Roaring 20s Show will take over the National Constitution Center’s lobby, and will transport guests back to the era. The interactive show will explore the 1920s through music, movies, literature and politics. It will also encourage guests to learn the dances and dress in the attire of the time. The Roaring 20s Show will take place on Monday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Every day during the spring break programming, guests can head to the speakeasy inside the American Spirits exhibition for Prohibition-themed storytelling by the museum’s staff. Storytelling will take place at noon and 3 p.m.

Families are also invited to take part in the 20s Make and Take Craft Activity Stations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Decorate fedoras, flapper headbands and a Votes for Women sash, or guests can create their own Zoetrope featuring a flapper putting on her best Charleston, a popular 1920s dance.

Theme Days

Certain days throughout spring break will highlight a specific 1920s theme. The theme days include fashion, dance and music days.

Fashion days are March 26, 29 and April 2. On fashion days, guests will be encouraged to dress up in 20s fashion and strut their stuff on the runway at the Glad Rags Fashion Show. Guests will also learn about popular trends during the time and why certain trends came to be.

Dance days are March 25, 28 and April 1 and 4. On designated dance days, guests will have the option to take part in dance lessons taught by the museum’s staff. Learn the Charleston and the Fox Trot — two of the 20s most popular dances.

Music days are March 27, April 3 and 5. Enjoy live music from the Perseverance Jazz Band and sing a 1920s tune at the karaoke station. Also listen in on the Jazz Age Show led by museum staff which will focus on African Americans in the 1920s and their contributions to culture and society. Learn about the Harlem Renaissance and the popularity of jazz music during the time.

Discounts and Deals

During the special spring break programming, the National Constitution Center is offering discounted admission for families. Guests who purchase three tickets will receive a free fourth ticket. Family memberships will also be offered at a 20% discount from March 25 to April 7.

Spring Break at the National Constitution Center
When: March 25-April 7
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost: Free with museum admission
More info: www.constitutioncenter.org

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