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Working toward a more perfect union

Our Mission Founded in 1987, the John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics (JMC), located at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) in Richmond, preserves John Marshall’s legacy as the founder of the American judiciary by engaging and educating the public at the crossroads of our Constitution, our classrooms, and our courtrooms.

Our programs


ustice in the Classroom (JIC), our award-winning 6-12 civics education program, is in its fifth year

of expansion and includes history and civics lesson plans and classroom visits by judges and attorneys. New lessons built around VMHC’s Determined exhibit will explore the 400-year struggle for Black equality. JIC also includes outreach, support and resources for community centers, mock trial teams, and other law-related programs. To learn more visit Pop Civ is a series of resources for classrooms and families that connect the Constitution to current events and popular culture. To learn more visit www.

John Marshall Center Teacher Awards are

The Marshall Scholar Series offers the

presented annually to history, social studies

public access to constitutional scholars,

or government teachers at the middle and

legal experts, and historians on relevant

high school level who excel at and innovate

and trending topics. In June, retired Wake

the teaching of the Constitution.

Forest Law Professor and John Marshall Center Board Member Beth Hopkins will

John Marshall Center Prize for Political

present Female African American Civil Rights

History & Civics an annual prize for middle

Pioneers: The Road to Brown and Beyond.

and high school students competing in

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Virginia History Day.


The A. E. Dick Howard Prize for Virginia

Save the Robe is our partnership with

Constitutional History, a special prize in

Preservation Virginia to conserve John

2021 to honor former board member A.

Marshall’s 1806 judicial robe and to interpret

E. Dick Howard and to commemorate the

its significance as one of America’s most

Virginia Constitution’s fiftieth anniversary.

treasured artifacts. We are committed to the preservation efforts of Marshall-related

The John Marshall Library, a digital archive, is being built in partnership with archivists affiliated with University of Richmond, University of Virginia, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The John Marshall Federal Courts Program, a partnership with William & Mary Law School and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, explores the impact of our courts on American lives.

objects and properties.

We believe

• education and honest exchange about the past will help us create a better today and tomorrow. • an independent and impartial judiciary is John Marshall’s most important institutional legacy. We must help it endure. • the rule of law under the U.S. Constitution is an intergenerational achievement that requires continuous cultivation.

We work to

• “secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.” • promote Marshall-related research that meets the demanding disciplinary standards of history, law, and political science. And occasionally involves Madeira. • create a more perfect union.

Join us at the Center! John Marshall’s life and legacy has inspired argument, emulation, and investigation. Join us – students, teachers, judges, attorneys, professors, bankers, scientists, doctors, nurses, artists, builders, architects, moms, dads, you name it – in support of constitutional history and civics education that connect our past to our shared future. Join us at the intersection of the Constitution, our classrooms, and our courts.


free access to two Marshall Scholar programs and receive our John Marshall “Signature Mug!”

$250 Quoits Club

JMC Member benefits plus invitation to our annual spring Quoits, Cornhole and Croquet at Tuckahoe featuring Marshall’s favorite lawn game.

$1,200 Madeira Society

JMC Member benefits, Quoits Club benefits plus invitation to our annual Madeira Society Social featuring Marshall’s favorite beverage.

$5,000 Associate Justice Council

JMC Member benefits, Quoits Club benefits, Madeira Society benefits plus invitation to our annual Justice Council dinner.

$10,000 Chief Justice Council

JMC Member benefits, Quoits Club benefits, Madeira Society benefits, invitation to annual Justice Council dinner and program naming opportunity.

Our impact 60 pages of Justice in the Classroom lessons now offered in Spanish.

470 teachers completed JMC professional development workshops, 2016-2020.

4,000 + users of in 2020.

40,000 + students impacted by Justice in the Classroom instruction & content since 2016.

Board of Directors

Associate Board

Joni Albrecht, Executive Director

Steve Lippman Christian & Barton

J. Tracy Walker IV, President McGuireWoods Jamie O. Bosket, Vice President Virginia Museum of History & Culture Belinda D. Jones, Vice President Christian & Barton Christopher T. Henry, Treasurer First Bank & Trust Company Gretchen C. Byrd, Secretary Ryan W. Boggs Dominion Energy Trevor S. Cox Hunton Andrews Kurth Matthew A. Fitzgerald McGuireWoods Sheldon Gilbert Walmart Paul C. Harris Huntington Ingalls Industries Beth Norbrey Hopkins Wake Forest Law School (Retired) The Honorable Henry C. Hudson United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia Robert R. Kaplan Kaplan Advisors Elizabeth S. Kostelny Preservation Virginia John Marshall Shared Services Leadership Coalition The Honorable Stephen R. McCullough The Supreme Court of Virginia Jennifer B. Reedy Addison B. “Tad” Thompson SIL Insurance and Canal Capital Kevin C. Walsh University of Richmond

Jeff Mead First Community Bank

Master Teacher & Educational Consultant Greg Ownby, Powhatan High School

Adjunct Charles F. Hobson, Advisor William & Mary Professor (Retired) Editor, The Papers of John Marshall

Professional Staff Caroline Legros, Director of Education & Programs Kathryn Selden, Office Manager 804.775.0861 P.O. Box 7090 Richmond, VA 23221

John Marshall Center for Constitutional History & Civics is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) taxexempt organization, founded in 1987 as the John Marshall Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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