The John Marshall Center (JMC), founded in 1987, educates learners of all ages about constitutional history and civics and explores the life and legacy of Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835). The JMC joined the Virginia Museum of History & Culture as a signature study center on July 4, 2023, and serves as a hub for civics education throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond.
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Civics engagement is crucial to our nation’s health. The John Marshall Center at the VMHC is amplifying civics education as part of a multi-year commemoration of America’s 250th. With a new chapter ahead for civics education in Virginia, we wanted to know just how knowledgeable are Virginians about civics? Can the average adult answer the same questions our students are asked in school? Watch our new video now to find out!
John Marshall Center 2023 Teacher Awards
Nominations Open on Constitution Day (September 17)
Each year, the John Marshall Center honors a middle and high school teacher for excellence in teaching the U.S. Constitution. Nominations and applications will open September 17, 2023. Virginia history, civics, government, and social studies educators who have taught at the middle or high school level for at least five years are eligible. Winners will be announced November 17, at the Richmond Bar Association annual awards luncheon. Winners will receive a $2,500 honorarium.
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Questions about educational resources or programs related to the John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics at the VMHC? Please contact Caroline at CLegros@VirginiaHistory.org.
John Marshall Center Council
Joni Albrecht, Director of the John Marshall Center
Ryan W. Boggs
Paul C. Harris