A new pop-up exhibition, The Bill of Rights and You, runs through Jan. 31 at the Kennebunk Free Library and commemorates the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the landmark document. SUBMITTED PHOTO

A new pop-up exhibition, The Bill of Rights and You, runs through Jan. 31 at the Kennebunk Free Library and commemorates the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the landmark document. SUBMITTED PHOTO

KENNEBUNK—The Kennebunk Free Library will host a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, The Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document.

The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments.

The Bill of Rights and You invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document’s evolution.  

This exhibit runs at the Kennebunk Free Library through Jan. 31, 2017.

“The Bill of Rights represents the Founder’s vision that it would be the people, through votes, that could change the Constitution with enough consensus,” said The Bill of Rights and You co-curator Jennifer Johnson. “And when the people desired a Bill of Rights, our first 10 amendments were added to our governing charter.”

The Bill of Rights and You is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration, and traveled by the National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service.

This exhibition was developed in collaboration with the National Archives’ National Outreach Initiative to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. The exhibition is presented in part by AT&T, Seedlings Foundation, and the National Archives Foundation.  

The library’s exhibit is brought to the public in collaboration with the Maine Humanities Council and the Federation of State Humanities Councils.

The Kennebunk Free Library is at 112 Main St. in Kennebunk,

For more information, call 985-2173 or visit http://www.kennebunklibrary.org.