2016 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Program
Rawle's September Report
SYMPOSIUM ON THE CONSTITUTION
Our sixth year for a Constitution Program with the students of Holy Cross School in Mt. Airy.
Standing with the students is Bryan Werner and Mary Iacovelli, Holy Cross School. Members of the Education Committee from Women of Greater Philadelphia who sponsor the program in partnership with Scott Griffith, Esq from Rawle & Henderson LLP.
Standing with students are those involved in the planning of the program, L-R - Bette Young, Chair of Education Committee, Bryan Werner, Principal, Scott Griffth, Esq. and Mary Iacovelli, Social Studies Teacher.
Scott Griffith making opening remarks regarding the trial case the students studied in class.
Scott giving instructions to the students on how to make their arguments.
Scott talking with the students who will be making their arguments for the defense.
Scott making his closing remarks.
Since 2010, Women for Greater Philadelphia has hosted
a SYMPOSIUM ON THE CONSTITUTION in partnership with the 7th and 8th grade students from Holy Cross School in Mt. Airy and The Rawle & Henderson Law Firm. Founded as the Rawle Law Office in 1783 by William Rawle, one of the owners of Laurel Hill Mansion. In 1915, the firm became Rawle & Henderson and is recognized as the oldest law firm in continuous practice in United States. In 1825, William Rawle wrote A View of the Constitution of the United States of America and this document was used by the states for over forty years. Today, William Rawle’s accomplishments can be found on the Internet. This program was created at Laurel Hill Mansion to help students have a better understanding of the Constitution and Rawle & Henderson agreed to partner with us. In preparation for the program, the students are given websites to search information regarding William Rawle and his views. As participants, they prepare 12 questions regarding William Rawle, the Constitution, Amendments and one of the trial cases they have studied in class for the lawyers to answer and have roundtable discussion.
Photographs from the 2015 SYMPOSIUM ON THE CONSTITUTION hosted by Women for Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the 7th and 8th grade students from Holy Cross School in Mt. Airy and The Rawle & Henderson Law Firm.
Photographs from the 2014 SYMPOSIUM ON THE CONSTITUTION
SYMPOSIUM ON THE CONSTITUTION hosted by
Women for Greater Philadelphia in partnership
with the 7th and 8th grade students from Holy Cross School in Mt. Airy
and The Rawle & Henderson Law Firm.
Tours of Laurel Hill Mansion
During the spring, summer and fall, our guides along with the Park Guide, present Living History tours with opportunities for hands-on participation to learn about life in colonial times. A literacy program for the students is also offered. These tours are offered to students in Grades 4-8. During the summer our guides give the same program along with 18th century games in our garden for summer camps and special groups.
Tours are offered free of charge to school groups and at a discount to adult groups of all sizes at Laurel Hill Mansion. Each of our tours is an informative and memorable experience providing the opportunity to learn about the rich history of Philadelphia and this historic mansion which was built in 1764.
Portraits of former occupants hang in the house which is furnished in the popular styles of in the late 18th century. The furniture includes an 18th century Philadelphia Chippendale mahogany highboy, a valuable family heirloom presented to Laurel Hill by the Rawle family 1993. This original piece, was given by the Burge family upon the marriage of their daughter, Sarah, to William Rawle in 1783. Decorative items include musical instruments such as an English pianoforte from 1808 by Broadwood and a harp from the early 19th century.
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