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Photo by Peter Darnall

NEVADA CITY, Calif. September 2, 2016 – The history of the American Revolution (1775-1783) comes alive Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 10-11) as part of Nevada City’s 50th Annual Constitution Day Parade and Celebration.

The Delaware Regiment of the Brigade of the American Revolution will gather under the pines at Pioneer Park to present “Revolutionary War Days,” two days of historical reenactments of our nation’s formative years.

Attractions include Continental and British solders and camps, fife and drum music by the California Consolidated Drum Band, soldier drills and musket firing demonstrations, and kids and adult drills with wooden muskets.

Colonial life demonstrations include myths and stories of the Revolution, civilian clothing and sewing, military weapons and uniforms, spinning wool and cotton, surgery and medicine and chocolate making.

Hours for the Pioneer Park events are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday.  Delaware Regiment will then march in Sunday’s Constitution Day Parade, which begins at 2 p.m. in historic downtown Nevada City.

For a complete schedule of weekend events, see www.nevadacitychamber.com.

Constitution Day Weekend Events

SATURDAY, Sept. 10
Revolutionary War Days Living History
Free, Pioneer Park, 10am to 5pm
Sidewalk Sale
Historic Downtown Nevada City, 10am to 5pm
Photo Exhibit in City Hall
Free, 50 Years of Constitution Day Parades
Open Air Downtown Concert
Free, Nevada County Concert Band
Pine Street, Downtown Nevada City, 5-6:30pm
Presidential Fashion Show
Free, White House fashions through the years modeled by the Famous Marching Presidents and First Ladies of Nevada City. 5:30pm

SUNDAY, Sept. 11
Revolutionary War Days Living History
Free, Pioneer Park, 10am to noon
Photo Exhibit in City Hall
Free, 50 Years of Constitution Day Parades
Flagpole Dedication
Free, Nevada Lodge No.13, F.&A.M., 12:30pm
Signing of the U.S. Constitution
Free, Reenactment, Broad and Pine streets, 1:30pm
50th Annual Nevada City Constitution Day Parade
With Special Guest Nevada City’s own Alexander Rossi,
winner of the 2016 Indianapolis 500.
Free, Broad Street, Historic Downtown Nevada City, 2pm
25th Annual 49er Rotary Gold Country Duck Race
Admission Free, Adopt a Racing Duck $5, Deer Creek, Downtown Nevada City
Carnival from 1pm., Racing begins at 2:30