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10th Annual Constitution Week Bell Ringing

September 10, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

On Sunday, September 10th,the State of Franklin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of theAmerican Revolution (NSDAR),  is hosting itsTenth Annual Bell Ringing in honor of Constitution Week. The event will takeplace at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Hill School, located at 214 East Sabin Drive inJonesborough across from the Jonesborough Public Library. The program willfocus on the history of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution thatreads, Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been dulyconvicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to theirjurisdiction.”


The program will include music, proclamations,re-enactors, and the history of enslavement and abolition in Jonesborough.Several heritage groups will be participating, including the Kings MountainNSSAR, the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, and participation from otherlocal chapters of the NSDAR.


Please bring your own chair and a bell to ring! Seatingwill not be provided on site. The Daughters of the American Revolution beganthe tradition of celebrating  toemphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending theConstitution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was adopted by Congress and signed into law on August 2, 1956,by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  The State of Franklin Chapter of theNSDAR has been based in Jonesborough since 1929.


The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation ofthe architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and toproviding educational experiences related to history and heritage for a widerange of audiences.  For more information, please call our office at423.753.9580, or contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org. Additional information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.


September 10, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm