The Bill of Rights, an exhibition produced by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and organized by Humanities Texas, will be on display beginning Wednesday, July 3, at the Palo Pinto County Old Jail Museum. Citizens of the United States have unalienable rights originally outlined under the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776. Adopted on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights is the very basis of American ideals, guaranteeing the rights and privileges of all citizens. To this day, it has maintained its importance in courts of law at every level of government. "We are what we are because we have those guarantees faithfully enforced, " said Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. It is very easy to forget the importance of these rights, what they are and how thousands have died protecting those them. The governments grows larger and more intrusive every day. Along with the freedom and rights given every citizen comes the responsibility to understand and protect those rights. Visit this exhibit during the celebration of the founding of the nation. The presentation surveys the famous document itself and other important amendments to the Constitution that changed the course of American history. This exhibition is compiled of 12 photomontage posters with compelling images of everyday people and figures of historical importance coupled with concise texts. The exhibition will be on display for the public through Saturday, Aug. 17. For more information about viewing hours or to arrange group visits, contact Ann Reagan at 940-659-2555.


The Old Jail Museum is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. 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, visit Humanities Texas online at or call 512-440-1991.