The Constitution Oak and the Brookgreen Bell Tower
September 17 is designated “Constitution Day” as this is the date when the Constitution of the United States of America was formally signed. In celebration of the signing of the Constitution, the Carolina Gold Chapter and the Theodosia Burr Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invite staff, volunteers and guests of Brookgreen Gardens to participate in the following activities:
At 1:00 pm, gather at the Constitution Oak at Brookgreen Gardens where, at 1:30 pm, members of the Carolina Gold Chapter NSDAR will begin to read the Constitution. The Constitution Oak is left of the Pegasus lawn.
At 3:00 pm, Judy Barrett, Carolina Gold NSDAR Chapter member and Brookgreen volunteer, will do a guided tour of the Sculpture Gardens for those interested.
At 3:30 pm, staff, volunteers and guests of Brookgreen Gardens are to gather at the Brookgreen Bell Tower. Jean Courtney, Regent Theodosia Burr Chapter NSDAR, will present a talk on the significance of this date - the signing of the Constitution and why the Bell will be tolled thirteen times beginning at 4:00 pm (once for each of the original thirteen colonies with the last signer of the Constitution having signed at 4:00 pm). Staff, volunteers and guests will be invited to help toll the bell.