The Milton Historical Society plans a visit to the National Constitution Center and The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia Wednesday, May 8.
After learning about the National Constitution Center and Signers Hall during the MHS Speakers Series earlier this year, members decided to plan a visit. Located on Independence Mall, the center explains the history of the U.S. Constitution through a theater presentation, "Freedom Rising," as well as artifacts and original documents. Visitors will also be able to mingle among the life-sized sculptures of the 39 signers of the Constitution and the three dissenters in Signer’s Hall. A lunch will be provided in the Delegates’ Café.
After lunch, the group will tour the Fabric Workshop and Museum, which was founded in 1977 to stimulate experimentation among leading contemporary artists and to share the process of creating works of art with the public.
Originally, FWM invited artists to experiment solely with fabric. Now a wide range of innovative materials and media is used by the artists including sculpture, installation, video, painting, ceramics and architecture. The FWM is recognized as an internationally acclaimed contemporary art museum.
The cost for this exciting day of history and art is $75 for MHS members and $85 for nonmembers. Ticket includes all admissions, lunch, transportation and snacks on the bus. The bus leaves from the Lydia B. Cannon Museum, 210 Union St. in Milton at 8 a.m. and departs Philadelphia at 4:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve a ticket, call 302-684-1010 or go to www.historicmilton.org.