The Constitution of the United States represents an important document that establishes the basis of our democracy and outlines the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the United States. Through its amendments, these freedoms have been expanded and protections added to ensure that everyone has the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as declared in another of our founding documents in 1776. We know, however, that this work is far from over, but we are excited to be a part of celebrating these ideals. Thank you to the Mecklenburg Chapter of the DAR for inviting us to be a part of their celebration.
The Charlotte Museum of History exists to save and share Charlotte’s history in order to help people understand our past and have meaningful, informed dialogue about our future as a city, state and nation. That’s why the museum was pleased to have the mayor and the DAR proclaim Constitution Week from the steps of the 1774 Alexander Rock House.
Hugh Dussek explains the significance of the 1774 Alexander Rock House and why it is a fitting site for the reading of this year’s proclamation.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles issues the 2020 proclamation for the celebration of Constitution Week from the steps of the Rock House.
Col. William R. Davie and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles discuss how the Constitution has changed over the last 233 years.
Suzanne Hart explains the history of this commemoration. Constitution week is an important part of the DAR’s activities and educational mission. To learn more and access lesson plans to bring the study into your own home, please visit meckdar.com.