The Southern District of New York will mark the court’s 225th anniversary with a special session in the fall.

On Nov. 4, the court will kick off a commemoration of its first session, when Judge James Duane, appointed by President George Washington, presided on the first Tuesday in November in 1789, making it the first court to convene under the new U.S. Constitution.

The anniversary celebration of the “Mother Court,” as it is called, will continue through 2015 with re-enactments of historic trials, lectures on notable judges who served on the court and exhibits featuring art and historic artifacts.

A full calendar of events of the celebration, co-chaired by Judges Deborah Batts and P. Kevin Castel, will be published later this year.