Upcoming Events:

  • Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Appointment of Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase to the Court on December 5, 1864, we present a lecture sponsored by The Supreme Court Historical Society and The Georgetown Center for the Constitution. December 5th, 2014. Event information can be found here.

Our events and Offerings:

The Supreme Court Annual Meeting and Dinner

Please check here for an updated list of events and offerings for our members. The Society endevors to continually offer lectures, educational outreach and provide a unique experience to all that attend our programs. Throughout the year we offer Reenactments of landmark cases, lectures on historic judgements and analysis of the decisions. We partner with a number of organizations to help sponsor and bring these events to life. As always our membership support is the primary reason we are able to continue to offer these features.

The Society's headquarters is located at Opperman House, 224 East Capitol Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20003. Opperman House has two important resources: The Goldman Library and the Membership Lounge. The Goldman Library has a conference table suitable for small meetings and luncheons. The books housed therein have been collected through the efforts of Professor James B. O'Hara, a Trustee of the Society, and comprise an outstanding collection of judicial biographies, Justices' writings, and histories of the Court.

Contributions to the society may take many forms including direct financial support, grants, in-kind gifts, and bequests. Donors may designate the purpose for which a gift must be spent. Gifts to assist the Society meet its general operating budget are always needed. In addition, the Society works closely with the Supreme Court to acquire and maintain art, antiques, artifacts, and memorabilia documenting the history of the Court for display in the public and private areas of the building. You may click the link here to be taken to our giftshop where you may make an online donation to the Society. You may also call the Society at 202.543.0400 for more information

Our members are the reason we exisit! Without your continued support our programs, events and publications would not be available. If you are not a member, please consider joining today. You will receive invitations to all of our events, the Journal of Supreme Court History, the Quarterly newsletter as well as access to the Society's Headquarters in Washington D.C.

Please visit our giftshop located inside the Supreme Court or here online. All members receive a 20% discount on items purchased.