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Jan
11
2017
Free Bill of Rights exhibit now open in Yuma

Quartermaster Depot hosts display and Jan. 20 speech

YUMA, ARIZONA – A free exhibit about the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution is now open to the public at the Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, 201 N. 4th Avenue. Created by the National Archives, “The Bill of Rights and You” exhibit commemorates the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this remarkable document, and is being presented in Yuma by Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area in partnership with Arizona Humanities Council.

The four-sided pop-up display spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. It will remain on display in the free Visitor Information Center at the park through the end of March.
 
Along with the exhibit, Charles Flynn, Executive Director of the Heritage Area, will provide a free public presentation entitled“The Evolution of the Bill of Rights: its Original and Modern Meanings” at 12 noon Friday, Jan. 20 at the Quartermaster Depot. The program discusses how the Founding Fathers viewed their responsibilities, and details what is included in the Bill of Rights, how its meaning has evolved over time; and how it affects individuals today.

Intended to meet the mission of the Arizona Humanities Council by exploring how the Bill of Rights benefits every individual, regardless of their interpretations, the program will include a question and answer session, and will encourage audience members to share their own comments and concerns and to continue a community discussion after the program. Flynn’s speech will touch on the humanities disciplines of history, law, and sociology; he earned a bachelor's and master’s degree in history from Stanford University.

For further information, contact Tammy Snook at 928-247-2466 (office) or 928-317-0332 (cell).

 

 

The Yuma Visitors Bureau is always happy to assist members of print, digital and broadcast media, either on assignment or pitching an idea with a Yuma angle.

Media Relations Specialist Ann Walker can suggest itineraries and facilitate visits, or provide you with the inspired details to help nail down an assignment.  We pride ourselves on always going "above and beyond."

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For more information, contact Ann Walker at 928-376-0100 (office), 928-210-9044 (cell) or email ann@visityuma.com. Thanks for your interest in the Yuma area.

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