State Constitutions Unveiled

The Tennessee State Library and Archives staff moved all three versions of the original handwritten state constitution to the Supreme Court building today as part of the 75th anniversary celebration of the court building. Public viewing – the first time the three documents will be presented together – begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. Also on display will be a diorama of a judge’s chambers as it would have been when the building opened in 1937, a display of artifacts and documents from the Scopes Monkey Trial, and a display of court records from the early part of Tennessee’s judicial history. After a week, the documents will return to the State Library and be replaced with digital facsimiles at the Supreme Court. Get details here