Constitution Day Celebration -- September 17th, 2020

On Thursday evening September 17th, 2020, the George Washington Center for Constitution Studies (GWCCS) and the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Virginia Frontier and Natural Bridge) are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Celebration of the Constitution at the historic Wesley Chapel in Lexington. Music from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) bagpipes and a bugle along with young women from the Bella Voce Women's Chorus at Southern Virginia University (SVU) will perform. Additional details to follow.


Community Constitution Classes

After the current Virginia "stay at home" order expires, Community Constitution Classes are scheduled to resume in Buena Vista using Thomas Jefferson & James Madison’s Guide to Teaching and Understanding the Constitution” on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Classes are held downtown at the George Washington Center for Constitutional Studies (GWCCS), 2271 Sycamore Avenue, Suite B, Buena Vista, Virginia.  The classes are based on how Thomas Jefferson and James Madison said the Constitution should be taught at the opening of the University of Virginia. See  Additional topics discussed are "What are Natural Law Principles?," "All Men Are Created Equal," "Religion and the Founding of the American Republic," and other topics related to the principles of the American Founding.

The Basic Constitution Class Outline:

Introduction; John Locke and his “Essay Concerning to True Original, Extent and End of Civil Government”

Algernon Sidney and his “Discourses Concerning Government”

Thomas Jefferson and “The Declaration of Independence”

James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and “The Federalist Papers”:  Part I

“The Federalist Papers”: Part II

George Washington and his “Farewell Address;” Conclusion

Class members who attend will receive a complementary printed and bound copy of the Guide.

To register or inquire, email

We hope you can join us.