Inagural event was Saturday, September 17, 2022
Constitution Day Wilmington Celebration!
Thanks to the countless "We the People" in kind donors, volunteers, and contributing participants that made our 1st year a huge success. With gratitude from Katie, Lynn, & Donna
Proclamation Ceremony Photos from
Check out our Proclamation Ceremony and images captured on 9/17/2022. If anyone has photos they'd like to share, please forward them to ConstitutionDayILM2@gmail.com.
Commemorative Constitution Quilt Project 2022-2023
Under the Constitution Quilt tent at the event, guests wrote commemorative or honoring words and phrases on a quilt square which was then sewn into a 9 square block by on-site volunteers.
Much effort and 3.5 months went into finishing it including embroidery, stitching, lashing, adding batting and a back and the border were completed before the quilt could travel.
The finished product is a beautiful piece of art and a reflection of our community coming together, engaging with one another, and remembering the Constitution, which, as applied, has made us the most. successful, free and distinctive nation in the history of the world for 235 consecutive years!
TRAVELING QUILT - Display Locations for 2023
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY : New Hanover County Main Branch Library
120 South Second Street Wilmington, NC 28401 (May 2023)
FUTURE DISPLAYS @: Cape Fear Museum of History & Science, New Hanover County GOP, Government Center and more.
Contact ConstitutionDayILM2@gmail.com with interest to display the Commemorative Constitution Day Quilt crafted in 2022.
FORMERLY DISPLAYED AT:
Daughters of the American Revolution: Stamp Defiance Chapter - Private Display (April 18th -, 2023)
Hannah Block Historic USO Building (March 10th-22nd, 2023)
Northeast Regional Library. 1241 Military Cutoff Road Wilmington, NC 28405. (910) 798-6300. (2/16-3/10/23)
The Pleasure Island Library 1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (1/23- 2/10/23)
We are a "For the Community, By the Community" Event
Showcasing Wilmington area organizations, an Interactive "We the People" Freedom Wall and the Constitution Quilt Project
In 1952, September 17th was designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787