The local Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which runs from July 25 to July 28, consciously draws on the city’s key role in prior American political events in using the tagline “Lets Make History Again” as part of its marketing campaign. DNC week also offers a chance for both conventioneers and the general public to learn about American political history through a series of seven exhibits around Philadelphia collectively called PoliticalFest, which run from July 22 to July 27.
On March 16, 2016, middle school students in Philadelphia gathered at the National Constitution Center to present their various projects to judges in hopes of securing scholarship funds and a place in the Pennsylvania State Contest.
While three major Mid-Atlantic cities (Washington, New York, and Philadelphia) hosted this month’s historic visit of Pope Francis, his first to the United States, museums in Philadelphia had the additional incentive of the World Meeting of Families Congress to develop religious exhibits to coincide with his arrival.
The National Constitution Center has announced plans for a new exhibit, “?Speaking Out For Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court?.”