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Constitution Day (September 17, 1787)

Celebrate Constitution Day with these resources and enjoy some games to brush up on your knowledge of the Constitution!

Constitution Day 2022 Events at Frostburg State

This year, Constitution Day (Sept 17) falls on a Saturday, and so some of these events will take place during the week before the 17th.

The Ort Library and the Office of Civic Engagement have invited Ben Franklin back for a visit on Thursday, September 15.  He will be available in the library from 11-2, but also plans to visit the Lane Center for a short time around noon.  Stop by to say hello to Ben, pick up a free Pocket Constitution, and help yourself to some refreshments!

The Constitution Center is offering a variety of virtual events, including the following. Visit the link below for more information and registration links.:

  • Monday, September 12
    • Signers' Hall Tour
  • Tuesday, September 13
    • Story of We the People Tour
    • Inside Independence Hall Tour
  • Wednesday, September 14
    • Civil War and Reconstruction Tour
    • Constitution 101 Launch
  • Thursday, September 15
    • Signers' Hall Tour
    • 19th Amendment Tour
    • Walking Tour of Historic Philadelphia
  • Friday, Sept. 16 -
    • Preamble Reading
    • Constitution Day Naturalization Ceremony
    • Judges on Judging Event
    • Scholar Exchange: The Constitutional Convention
    • Common Ground and Compromise: A congressional COnversation
    • Judge Chats: First Amendment
  • Saturday Sept. 17
    • Virtual Walking Tour of Historic Philadelphia

What is Constitution Day?

"Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the U.S.or by naturalization, have become citizens." -

The Interactive Constitution

Visit the National Constitution Center web site to explore their new, Interactive Constitution.

With the Interactive Constution, you can select an article or amendment, and learn more about that section. It also includes links to interpretations as well as articles that discuss the different interpretations of the Constitution.

The Making of the American Constitution (TED Ed)

Podcasts from the National Constitution Center

Constitution Center's Twitter Feed