San Rafael Public Library

Handwriting the Constitution

Posted by bonnie on

September 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm
San Rafael Public Library
1100 E St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Reference Desk


Help us celebrate
National Constitution Day by joining the Handwriting the Constitution project.


Join us upstairs in the small reading room, find your favorite passage or discover one that speaks to you. We’ll provide copies of the U.S. Constitution, paper and pens. All ages are welcome.

Why, you ask? This, from the founder of the project, Morgan O’Hara:

“Hand copying a document can produce an intimate connection to the text and its meaning. The handwriter may discover things about this document that they never knew, a passage that challenges or moves them. They may even leave with a deeper connection to the founders and the country, or even a sense of encouragement.

I began this project motivated by psychological necessity. I now see it as a social art practice. My hope is that it will become a movement of sorts, with sessions throughout the country.”

For more information on Handwriting the Constitution project please visit

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