Remarkable Ohio


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3-76 Constitution Day

Side A: At this site on September 17, 1952, an assembly of Louisville citizens led by Olga T. Weber joined U.S. Congressman Frank T. Bow in commemorating the completion of U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. With the goal of promoting a wider understanding of citizens’ rights and responsibilities, the Committee for the Preservation of the Constitution lobbied for both state and national observances. In 1953, Governor Frank Lausche proclaimed September 17 as Constitution Day in Ohio; subsequently President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed the week of September 17, 1955 as Constitution Week. The committee, incorporated in 1962, has marked the anniversary each year since–making this Louisville tradition the nation’s longest continuing observance of Constitution Day.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, [Logo] Constitution Day Committee, Inc., and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: NE corner of S Mill Street and E Gorgas Street, 
Latitude: 40.8364650
Longitude: -81.2578870