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 2:15 pm, gather at the Constitution Oak at Brookgreen Gardens where, at 2:30 pm, members of the Carolina Gold Chapter NSDAR will begin to read the Constitution. The Constitution Oak is left of the Pegasus lawn.
At 3:30 pm, staff, volunteers, and guests of Brookgreen Gardens are to gather at the Brookgreen Bell Tower. 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.