Date(s) - Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - Monday, September 23, 2013
Williamson County Public Library
Constitution Week is held annually from Constitution Day on September 17 until September 23. It is an opportunity to commemorate the creation and signing of this important American document. In 1955 the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress for the official recognition of a Constitution Week observance. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed their petition in 1956 and President George W. Bush officially declared the commemoration in 2002.
The display on the second floor of the library is provided by the local Old Glory Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The goals of the DAR display are to:
- “Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution.
- Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life.
- Encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787.”
To learn more about the local DAR chapter, Old Glory, please visit http://www.tndar.org. For more about the DAR and Constitution Week, visit http://www.dar.org/natsociety/ns-conweek.cfm. There are fun quizzes and educational games about the Constitution at the site for the National Constitution Center blog, http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2013/09/10-essential-online-resources-for-constitution-day/.