Constitution Day 2019


Across the country, Americans will celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787. Here are 13 unique events to commemorate the 282nd anniversary.


E Pluribus Unum

The Bill of Rights Institute will host a LIVE YouTube webinar on September 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST to discuss the principles and history of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Presenters include Julie Silverbrook with ConSource, Mark Reinzi and Maria Montserrat Alvarado with BecketLaw, David Bobb with the Bill of Rights Institute, and Nicholas Cole with Oxford University's Quill Project.

Bill of Rights Institute

Youtube Webinar


Constitution Day Virtual Viewing Party

This viewing party will feature interviews with free speech activist Mary Beth Tinker, defense attorney Michael Brown, Esq., and Zarea Boyde, 12th grade student activist. It’s geared towards school-aged children and is intended to engage students to know their rights and find their voices.

Discovery Education/iCivics

Virtual Viewing Party


Common Law Originalism: 2019 Walter Berns Annual Constitution Day Lecture

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) will host its eighth annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture. James Stoner Jr., professor of political science at Louisiana State University, and AEI’s Yuval Levin will discuss the common law, American constitutionalism, and interpreting the Constitution.

American Enterprise Institute

Washington, D.C.


Changing Campus Culture: Student Leaders on Free Expression

On September 17 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. EDT, Bipartisan Policy Center will host student leaders who are promoting viewpoint diversity on their campuses.

Bipartisan Policy Center

Washington, D.C.


Are College Campuses Eroding Free Speech?

This debate, the latest in the Debate & Decision Series at the McCain institute, will discuss the future of the First Amendment on college campuses and university classrooms. Speakers include FIRE’s Samantha Harris, Reason’s Robby Soave, Director of The Free Speech Project Sanford Ungar, and Wesleyan University President Michael Roth. The discussion will be moderated by Ambassador Kurt Volker, executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

McCain Institute

Washington, D.C.


The Peter ’69 and Marilyn ’69 Coors Conversation Series

The four-part series, which aims to foster greater understanding across differences, kicks off on September 17 with attorneys Neal Katyal and George T. Conway III.

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY


Is the Supreme Court Legitimate?

Princeton University hosts this event to discuss today’s public attacks on the Supreme Court and other historical attacks, such as those during the New Deal and Civil Rights Era. Michael Greve, professor of law at Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, will talk about strategies to restore public confidence.

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ


Free Museum Admission

Reserve your spot to tour the National Constitution Center to celebrate Constitution Day.

National Constitution Center

Philadelphia, PA


Constitution Day Exhibit

The Phillips Memorial Library will commemorate the day with a new exhibit featuring a life-size replica of the Constitution.

Providence College

Providence, RI


Constitution Day Celebration

Many Americans can’t pass the basic naturalization quiz. What does this say about the state of civic education? TPPF’s Executive Director Kevin Roberts and Director of Center for Innovation in Education Tom Lindsay will discuss why America’s founding principles are critical to our future.

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Austin, TX


Religion in American Life

On Thursday, September 20 at 11 a.m., former U.S. Senator John C. Danforth (R-Mo) will speak to law students about religion in American life. The discussion will be facilitated by William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law at the law school. Danforth will also participate in a moderated colloquium at 2:30 p.m. that will be open to the public, which will be moderated byMichael J. Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the law school.

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC


Nebraska Court of Appeals Celebrates Constitution Day

On September 10, the Nebraska Court of Appeals heard several cases at Concordia University. University students and local high school students were invited to attend. Attendees were provided with detailed descriptions of each case so they could follow the legal arguments.

Concordia University

Seward, NE


Free Open House Tours

On September 14, James Madison's Montpelier celebrated Constitution Day with free tours.


Montpelier Station, VA