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LETU To Host Free Constitution Exhibit Sept. 7-Oct. 7

08-20-2018

LeTourneau University’s Humanities and Social Sciences will present a free, month-long exhibit titled “The Blessings of Liberty: The U.S. Constitution” from Friday, Sept.7, to Sunday, Oct. 7, on the university’s main campus, 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview.


Developed by a national consortium of scholars and institutions, “The Blessings of Liberty” consists of 12 poster panels addressing the transformation of the United States from a group of colonies to a nation united by a single document. The exhibit will be on display in LETU’s Heath-Hardwick Hall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 2 p.m. through 8 p.m. on Sundays. Group visits can be booked in advance by contacting history@letu.edu. The exhibit is provided by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


“The Blessings of Liberty” examines the document upon which our country was founded. Written to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,” the Constitution is short, simple, and often ambiguous. As the blueprint for our nation’s government, it represents a set of beliefs and a way of life. This exhibition seeks to explain the immense importance of a document that holds answers to challenging questions of government, cryptic though it may seem.


For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact Associate Professor of History Dr. Daniel Ostendorff at (903) 233-3394 or history@letu.edu.


Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call 512.440.1991.


LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU’s residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.


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