Touring Exhibit–Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy, 1215-2015

An educational touring exhibit on the Magna Carta will be hosted by HCHM during the first half of October, 2019.

Available from October 1st until October 11th, the display is open to the public. Viewing hours will be during the normal open hours of the museum. Admission is free.

Magna Carta, which means ‘The Great Charter’, is one of the most important documents in history as it establishes the principle that everyone is subject to the law, even the king, and guarantees the rights of individuals, the right to justice, and the right to a fair trial. This document served to guide and shape our own Constitution. In honor of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the exhibit includes sixteen banners sharing historic details relating to the sealing of the Magna Carta — the 13th century document which set the course for democracy in England, and greatly influenced democracy in the United States.