This Sunday, September 18th, at 2:00 in the afternoon, the State of Franklin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), are hosting their Third Annual Bell Ringing in honor of Constitution Week. The event will take place at Oak Hill School, located at 214 East Sabin Drive in Jonesborough across from the Washington County/Jonesborough Public Library. Since the event is taking place at an historic schoolhouse, there will be plenty of history. The program includes theatrical presentations on the fight for the 19th amendment in Tennessee, the David Crockett High School chorus, and the Over Mountain Men. Bring your bells on Sunday and “make a joyful noise” as America celebrates the Constitution.
The Daughters of the American Revolution began the tradition of celebrating the Constitution. In 1955, the DAR petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 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 the NSDAR has been based in Jonesborough since 1929.