2A | Thursday, September 15, 2022 | The Concord Journal | With NEWS FROM LINCOLN
Constitution Week display
Courtesy of The Old Concord Chapter NSDAR
CONCORD - In celebration of Constitution Week, the OLD CONCORD CHAPTER NATIONAL SOCIETY DAUGHTERS of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION have a display on the US Constitution for the month of September, by the door to the children’s garden in the Commons area of the Concord Main library.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, on August 2, 1956, signed into law September 17-23 to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. September 17th was chosen as the start of Constitution Week since it is the anniversary of the delegates signing the Constitution.
The display in the Concord library includes Howard Chandler Christy’s painting of the Signing of the Constitution along with pictures of each of the 39 delegates that signed. There is also a description of the constitution amendment process and points out those delegates who would not sign the Constitution because of a lack of a Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights are the first ten amendments to the Constitution. The display also contains a Lego display depicting delegates in discussion, and notes from Thomas Jefferson’s letters to James Madison on a need for a Bill of Rights written while Jefferson was in France as the ambassador to France.
The Old Concord Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is also providing libraries in the towns of Acton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord (Main & Fowler), Littleton, Maynard, and Stow with bookmarks printed with the Preamble to the Constitution for patrons (particularly children) starting on September 17. On September 17, 1787, delegates convened to sign the United States Constitution.
For more information on the Daughters of the American Revolution contact, Janine Penfield Regent, Old Concord Chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org