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On Friday, September 16, the American Independence Museum will celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day with a lunch lecture at 12 pm at Folsom Tavern. Entitled “Ratification of the Constitution in New Hampshire, the lecture will explore why New Hampshire almost voted against the proposed Federal Constitution. Professor Emeritus of History at Dartmouth College, Jere R. Daniell will present the lecture.

For Education Manager Abigail Pietrantonio, the entire day highlights the importance of civic engagement. “It’s important to understand what it took to draft the Constitution and what it means for our nation today,” she said. “This lecture should be very interesting, because not everyone knows just how close the Granite State was to not supporting the newly formed nation.”

Aimée Sundstrom, marketing manager at Service Credit Union, which is a major Museum sponsor, said she believes it is important people understand the meaning of citizenship.

“We appreciate the role the Museum continues to play in educating the public, especially on such an important day,” she said. “We are very excited about this Lunch and Learn lecture.”

Scheduled to take place at 12 pm at the Museum’s Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street in Exeter, the Lecture is made possible by generous support from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Pre-registration is required for this free lecture and people are encouraged to bring their lunches. Please contact Abby Pietrantonio at [email protected]