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Join us for the Premier "Constitution Week" Celebration in America!

WELCOME to the Offical Web Page for Grand Lake, Colorado's annual Constitution Week Celebration.  Come experience the premier "Constitution Week" Celebration in America, as Grand Lake celebrates the worlds greatest governing document like no other town! Look around and discover why YOU should make YOUR plans TODAY, to come be a part of our 6th Annual Constitution Week Celebration, Sept. 11th-16th, 2017.

This unique week-long event, celebrates the U.S. Constitution in one of the most spectacular settings you can imagine. There are events every day during this week that finishes with a spectacular FIREWORKS display over the picturesque Grand Lake. The 2017 firework display will fall on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

Grand Lake, Colorado is located just a few hours from Denver and the Front Range, and acts as the western gateway into the Rocky Mountain National Park. Constitution Week is another great reason to come spend time in beautiful Grand Lake, Colorado in the Autumn.

Our Constitutional Week celebrations include events every day during the week that highlight, educate, and celebrate the U.S. Constitution. This includes having current U.S. Constitutional Experts speak and answer questions about this important document. Check back here for news and updates!

This is a picture facing west down Grand Avenue in downtown Grand Lake, Colorado with a hugh USA Garrison Flag hanging between two firetrucks on Parade day during Constitutin Week.
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• Constitution Week announces new dates for 2017:  September 11th - 16th
2016 Keynote Speaker: Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. shared his thoughts with a huge audience.
This is a picture of Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. speaking as the Constitution Week Keynote Speaker in 2016.
TITLE: Constitution Week in Grand Lake, CO This is a 2017 September Calendar used to remind people of the 2017 Constintution Week dates of September 11-16th.
The US Constitution Week Committee
is proud to announce the following 2017 SPEAKERS!

2017 SPEAKERS:

2017 SCHEDULE is NOW AVAILABLE.
Check our
EVENTS PAGE for all the details.

We are pleased to welcome the following Speakers:

Professor Rob Natelson • a Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Independence Institute who is a retired professor of Constitutional Law at University of Montana Law School and the author of many books including The Original Constitution • What it Actually Said and Meant.
Peter Hulac, MD • Retired faculty University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Center for Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Hulac recently retired from his duties as a neonatologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where he was on the ethics faculty, the ethics consult team and the hospital’s fetal care center team. Dr. Hulac's interests focused on prenatal and neonatal shared decision-making, about which he has published and lectured extensively. Dr. Hulac graduated Temple University School of Medicine, completed his Internship at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, his Pediatrics Residency at the University of Colorado, and his General Practice Residency at Exempla St Joseph Hospital.
Deena from Dearborn • Founder & Executive Director of Ministry for Muslims, Dearborn Michigan.
Richard Reier • Attorney Reier completed both his undergraduate education and law school at the University of Nebraska. He received his undergraduate degree in 1971 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1973, and his J.D. degree with distinction in 1975. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Nebraska Law Review. Upon graduation he joined the Knudsen Law Firm in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mr. Reier is a member and past president of the Nebraska Association of Bank Attorneys, and focuses his practice in banking, corporate,commercial and real estate law.
Professor Helen Norton • University of Colorado Law School, Professor and Ira C. Rothgerber, Jr. Chair in Constitutional Law. Professor Norton holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, where she served as Associate Editor of the California Law Review, and a B.A. from Stanford University, where she graduated with distinction.
Thomas Krannawitter PhD. • Fellow at the Claremont Institute with a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the Clarmont Gradutate Universtity. Dr. Krannawitter is a speaker, teacher, the President at Speakeasy Ideas and author the book Crisis of Our House Divided • A Guide to Talking Politics Without the Noise.
Brian Blumenfeld J.D., M.A. • Brian is an attorney for the marijuana industry and a proud resident of Grand Lake. He has published original scholarship on federalism and marijuana legalization with the University of Virginia's Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law. He now consults for marijuana-related business nationwide and writes on the law and politics of marijuana reform for the Cannabis Industry Journal. Brian graduated from Rutgers Law School in 2011 and also holds a master's degree in American Studies from Rutgers.
Professor Nancy Leong • Professor - Sturm College of Law, University of Denver teaching Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Procedure. Professor Leong graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University before attending Stanford Law School, where she graduated with distinction and was a member of the Stanford Law Review. After earning her law degree, she clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
This is a Thumb Nail Image of an article written by Prof. Robert Natelson about the 2015 Constitution Week Events; if you click on this image it will open a larger image of the article that can be read.     Read all about it! This is an article about Grand Lake's "CONSTITUTION WEEK" written by Rob Natelson that was printed in the Fall 2015 edition of Independent Inking. Featured Imaged highlighting and LINKing our FEATURED page.
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Slide 1 - Picture of Sail boat looking down the channel from Shaddow Mountin Lake to Mt. Craig (Baldy) covered in snow in this fall picture taken in Grand Lake, Colorado Slide 2 - Picture of Sail boat looking down the channel from Shaddow Mountin Lake to Mt. Craig (Baldy) covered in snow in this fall picture taken in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and why you should be here in the fall. Slide 3 - Picture of the Constitution Week Parade of the Rangers from the Rocky Mountainal National Park taken in Grand Lake, Colorado Slide 4 - Picture of the Constitution Week Parade of the Rangers from the Rocky Mountainal National Park taken in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text that would indicated that everyone loves a parade. Slide 5 - Picture of speaker and constitutional expert David Kopel taken in Grand Lake, Colorado during Constitution Week. Slide 6 - Picture of speaker and constitutional expert David Kopel taken in Grand Lake, Colorado during Constitution Week - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and exclaiming that learning from constitutional scholars is fun. Slide 7 - Picture of the fireworks display celebrating Constitution Week exploding over Grand Lake taken in Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 8 - Picture of the fireworks display celebrating Constitution Week exploding over Grand Lake taken in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and inviting everyone to come experience this fireworks show over this beautiful mountain lake. Slide 9 - Picture of the town mascot Bruce the Moose in support of our local merchants taken in Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 10 - Picture of the town mascot Bruce the Moose in support of our local merchants taken in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text that asks for everyone to support our local merchants. Slide 11 - Picture of a moose grazing on the plants along one of the shops on the board walk in downtown in Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 12 - Picture of a moose grazing on the plants along one of the shops on the board walk in downtown in Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and why you should go shopping here in Grand Lake. Slide 13 - Picture of the Rocky Mountain National Park Sign taken just outside Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 14 - Picture of the Rocky Mountain National Park Sign taken just outside Grand Lake, Colorado. - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and that this is a good time to visit the Rocky Mountain National Park. Slide 15 - Picture of a large bull moose resting in the town park between the library and the Grand Lake Community House picture taken in downtown Grand Lake, Colorado. Slide 16 - Picture of a large bull moose resting in the town park between the library and the Grand Lake Community House picture taken in downtown Grand Lake, Colorado - Now with writing supporting Constitution Week and why Grand Lake is a good place to come and relax. Slide 17 - Picture of the aspen trees as they change beautiful colors during the fall. Slide 18 - Picture of the aspen trees as they change beautiful colors during the fall - Now with text supporting Constitution Week and why you should be here in the fall.

U.S.Constitutional Facts Slide 1 of 12 - The U.S. Constitution was written in the same Pennsylvania State House where the Declaration of Independence was signed and where George Washington Received his commission as Commander of the Continental Army. Now called Independence hall, the building still stands today on independence Mall in Philadelphia, directly across from the National Constitution Center. U.S.Constitutional Facts Slide 2 of 12 - Written in 1787, the Constitution was signed on September 17th. However, it was not until June 21, 1788 that it was ratified by the necessary nine states; and 1790 before it was ratified by all thirteen.Delaware 12.7.1787 • Pennsylvania 12.12.1787 • New Jersey 12.18.1787 • Georgia 1.2.1788 • Connecticut 1.9.1788 • Massachusetts 2.6.1788 • Maryland 4.28.1788 • South Carolina 5.23.1788 • New Hampshire 6.21.1788 • Virginia 6.25.1788 • New York 7.26.1788 • North Carolina 11.21.1789 • Rhode Island 5.291.1790 U.S.Constitutional Facts Slide 3 of 12 - The U.S. Constitution was prepared in secret, behind locked doors that were guarded by sentries.Of the written national constitutions, the
U.S. Constitution is the oldest and shortest. Some of the original framers and many delegates in the state ratifying conventions were very troubled that the original Constitution lacked a description of individual rights. In 1791, Americans added a list of rights to the Constitution. The first ten amendments became known as The Bill of Rights Established on November 26, 1789, the first national “Thanksgiving Day” was originally created by George Washington and a Congressional Deligation as a way of “giving thanks” for the U.S. Constitution. More than 11,000 amendments have been introduced in Congress. Thirty three have gone to the states to be ratified and twenty seven have received the necessary approval from the states to actually become amendments to the Constitution. At 81, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania was the oldest delegate at the Constitutional Convention and at 26, Jonathon Dayton of New Jersey was the youngest. Thomas Jefferson did not sign the U.S. Constitution. He was in France during the Constitutional Convention, where he served as the U.S. Minister. It took one hundred days to actually “frame” the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution was “penned” by Jacob Shallus, A Pennsylvania General Assembly clerk, for $30 ($789 today). John Adams did not sign the U.S. Constitution. He was in Great Britain during the Constitutional Convention, where he served as the U.S. Minister. George Washington and James Madison were the only U.S. Presidents who signed the U.S. Constitution.The word DEMOCRACY does not appear once in the U.S. Constitution.
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