Nevada City’s Annual Constitution Day Parade and Celebration is purported to be the oldest and largest Constitution observance in western America. It is a two-day event that includes living history encampments and Civil War reenactments at Pioneer Park; Saturday at 1 and 4 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. This year marks the twenty-second year the Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City have participated in the parade.
The Famous Marching Presidents would like to work with our schools to increase students’ awareness of, and motivate their involvement in, this local historical observance of the 1789 Ratification of the Constitution of the United States; particularly with our Famous Marching Presidents and First Ladies.
To accomplish this, we are eliciting suggestions from the schools that would best fit students’ educational needs. Those could include brief classroom visitations by available Presidents and First Ladies, sponsoring essay contests, and on-the-street interviews prior to the parade. Your creative ideas are most welcome!