History à la Carte: The Bill of Rights, How North Carolina Saved the Consti...
Have a little history with your lunch! History à la Carte is a monthly series of 45-minute talks about a variety of topics—come learn about the Lost Colony, the Bill of Rights, World War I, North Carolina pottery, and famous (and infamous) North Carolinians, just to name a few! Our speakers run the gambit, they are often business owners, nonprofit directors, authors, museum curators, or professors, and provide exciting perspectives to their talk. Join us in the Longleaf Classroom (North Carolina Museum of History) at noon every second Wednesday of the month.
Bring your lunch (or purchase a boxed lunch under "Get Tickets"); we've got the drinks!
Linda R. Monk, JD, Constitutional Scholar
The history behind the ratification of the US Constitution was an often raucous, secretive, and contentious affair. Hear about North Carolina’s facinating role in ratifying the US Constitution, which helped result in the first 10 amendments, the Bill of Rights. Ms. Monk will be speaking in our Daniels Auditorium, located in our lobby.
At 1 p.m. following History à la Carte, join Sarah Koonts, North Carolina’s state archivist, as she briefly traces the unique and intriguing history of our state’s official copy of the Bill of Rights. Help us celebrate the document’s 225th anniversary. The document will be on display from Wednesday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 18.
If I bring a lunch, will I have a place to eat? Yes! We have tables set up for you to eat comfortably.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? There is a Visitor Parking Lot at the intersection of E. Jones and Wilmington Street. View the map here.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? For information, call Nancy Pennington at 919-807-7988.