Connecticut College News

Back to Current News

College marks Constitution Day with special exhibit


With less than 5,000 words on just four pages, the U.S. Constitution lays the foundation for a political system that has survived for 225 years.

In recognition of Constitution Day, Sept. 17, Connecticut College's Shain Library is featuring a special exhibit of books related to the historic document. The College's collection includes works such as, "Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution," Jack N. Rakove; "America's Constitution: A Biography," by Akhil Reed Amar; "How Democratic is the American Constitution?" by Robert A. Dahl; and "A Constitution of Many Minds," by Cass R. Sunstein.

Located on the main floor of Shain Library, the display is open to the College community and the general public until Sept. 26.

Click here for library hours.

Constitution Day is celebrated each year to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504,

You might also like...

Documentary film earns an Emmy for Sean Fine '96

Melissa Monsalve ’14 finds a quick route from New London to Washington

Abigail Van Slyck named dean of the faculty

Matt Luciani ’16 explores the environmental history of the American southwest