SCRANTON, PA (August 27, 2015)-Marywood University’s social science department will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 7 p.m., with a lecture by Adam Shprintzen, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Marywood. The lecture, titled, “Did George Washington Really Say That? The Founder and Constitutional Myths in the Age of the Meme,” will take place at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, in the McGowan Community Room. This event is free and open to the public.


The lecture will focus on the ways that individuals utilize the Founders to advocate for modern political causes, often using incomplete, inaccurate, or simply false quotations in the process. The perspective of the “Father of our Country” on major Constitutional issues, as well as his role at the Constitutional Convention, will be examined and discussed.


Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine Founders on September 17, 1787. For more information on Constitution Day at Marywood University, contact Dr. Shprintzen at