Museum of Texas Tech University to Host Constitution Day Events

A number of public events will be held this week to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.


Constitution Day will be observed Thursday (Sept. 17), exactly 228 years after the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time in 1787 to sign the document they had created. The Museum of Texas Tech University, together with The Remnant Trust and the Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, is hosting a number of events to observe this important day in American history, and community members are invited to attend and celebrate the Constitution.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

  • 1 – 2 p.m. Public lecture at Museum of Texas Tech University: Kris Bex, president of The Remnant Trust, will speak about The Remnant Trust’s copies of the Constitution. Books will be provided for guests to view and touch.

Thursday, Sept. 17

  • 1:30 – 3 p.m. Public lecture at Museum of Texas Tech University: Hadley Arkes, a professor of jurisprudence and American institutions at Amherst College, will speak about natural rights and the Constitution.

Friday, Sept. 18

  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Public lecture at Museum of Texas Tech University: Richard Rosen, a professor at the Texas Tech School of Law, will lecture on Constitutional law.
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The Museum of Texas Tech University was established in 1929.

It consists of the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research site.

The museum also offers masters degrees in Museum Science and Heritage Management and a wide variety of educational programs for the general public.

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The museum is located at Fourth Street and Indiana Ave. Museum hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Monday.

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