Detail. Grant Wood (American, 1892–1942), Death on the Ridge Road, 1935, oil on Masonite, Gift of Cole Porter,
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It’s Constitution Day!

Did you know that Constitution Day is being celebrated today? On September 17 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed and adopted the United States Constitution. An undoubtedly important date in our nation’s history indeed!

A great way to celebrate this day is by stopping by the Williams College Museum of Art, which houses the founding documents of the United States. The museum holds one of twenty-six known copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, one of nine surviving copies of the official first printing of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, one of the fourteen surviving copies of the Constitution of the United States, one of four known official printings of the Bill of Rights passed by the House before consideration by the Senate, and one of one-hundred copies of The Federalist, printed on thick paper and in deluxe leather binding.

Betcha’ didn’t know that! So, observe Constitution Day by heading over to Williams College Museum of Art where you can see the founding documents of the United States juxtaposed with works of visual art from WCMA’s American art collection.

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