Mary Tyler Chapter of DAR Sponsors Constitution Week Display at Muntz Library, September 2011
On September 1, 2011, representatives of the Mary Tyler Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) visited the Muntz Library to set up an excellent display in honor of Constitution Week. The theme for this year is “Educate! Commemorate! Celebrate!” The following members of the Mary Tyler Chapter of the NSDAR worked together to put together this patriotic exhibit:
- Pam Burton, Constitution Week Chair
- Anna Marie Lee, Honorary Regent
- Billye Jo Nolan, Honorary Regent
- Pat Pilgrim, Corresponding Secretary
This is the second year that the Mary Tyler Chapter has provided a display for Constitution Week for our library, and we would like to express our gratitude on behalf of the library and the university community. Items displayed include a replica of the U.S. Constitution, books on and by the framers of the U.S. Constitution, George & Martha Washington dolls, numerous items representing colonial life, Mt. Vernon display and more.The display can be found on the second and third floors of the library during the month of September. The Muntz Library hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 10 p.m. The display is free, and it is open to the public during regular library hours.The display supports the celebration of Constitution Week, September 17-23. This will be the 223rd anniversary of the adoption of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was adopted by the US Congress and signed into Public Law #915 on August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.In addition the Mary Tyler Chapter of the NSDAR is presenting and sponsoring the following events on campus.
- Friday September 16, 2011 at 12:00pm at the University Center (UC). The Captain William Barron Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will join the Mary Tyler Chapter DAR in presenting a Song & Flag Program for the UT Tyler Constitution Day Celebration. Dr. James Newsom, Senior History Professor from UT Tyler will also be the guest speaker. His speech is titled: George Washington: The Man Who Would Not Be King” Event sponsored and promoted by the Student Government and held in the New University Center Theater. Cake & ice cream served after the event. THE PUBLIC INVITED. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.
- Saturday September 17, 2011 at 3:00pm. Patriotic Songs will be heard from the Riter Bell Tower for 15 minutes. This is the date/time it is believed the Founding Fathers adopted the constitution.
For more information on the Constitution Week display, readers may contact Pam Burton, Constitution Week Chair at Pam@PamBurtonRealtor.com.For more information about Muntz Library programs and events, readers may contact Angel Rivera, Outreach Librarian, at 903-566-7165 or firstname.lastname@example.org.