New John Adams Exhibit Now
Open in John Adams Courthouse
A new exhibit, "John
Adams: Architect of American Government," in the John Adams Courthouse recently
opened to the public. Using text, images, and audio, the exhibit describes the
essential role that John Adams played in the development of our constitutional
form of government in Massachusetts and in the United States.
is only fitting that the courthouse honoring the legacy
of John Adams have a room dedicated to showcasing his
significant role in shaping our three branches of government.
We welcome teachers and students, and people of all ages,
to visit this wonderful new exhibit to learn how the
Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 was formed and inspired
the U.S. Constitution," said Supreme Judicial Court
Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall.
in one of two exhibit rooms in the Great Hall on the
first floor of the John Adams Courthouse, the exhibit
is free of charge and open to the public from Monday
through Friday during normal business hours from 8:30
to 5:00 p.m.
John Adams exhibit was created by SJC Senior Attorney
Barbara Berenson. Carole Doody, Social Law Library Art
Director/Graphic Designer, did the design work and collaborated
with Ms. Berenson.
second exhibit room in the Great Hall houses "Sacco
and Vanzetti: Justice on Trial," an exhibit on the
famous trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
and its aftermath. Ms. Berenson and Ms. Doody also worked
together to create this exhibit.
than 10,000 people have visited the John Adams Courthouse
over the past two years to take tours or participate
in law-related events and programs held in the courthouse.
For information on arranging a free docent-led tour,
please contact Discovering Justice at 617-733-1034 or email@example.com or
the Supreme Judicial Court Public Information Office
at 617-557-1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
left: SJC Senior Attorney Barbara Berenson, SJC Justice
Robert J. Cordy, Social Law Library Art Director/Graphic Designer
Joseph Cacace and Linda Bauer