Photos: Brunswick County’s Charters of Freedom settings arrive in Bolivia
BOLIVIA, N.C. – Residents of Brunswick County will soon have their own piece of founding American history to visit with the arrival of the county’s own Charters of Freedom display.
The Your Charters of Freedom project is a replica of the original Charters of Freedom settings in the National Archives museum in Washington, D.C. The replica will also feature bronze reproductions of three key documents in our nation’s history: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
“The idea behind the project is to give our residents the opportunity to see and learn about these special documents and the freedoms they protect without having to travel to Washington, D.C.,” said Commissioner Pat Sykes, who is leading the project’s organizational efforts. “We are looking forward to installing these beautiful settings so families, students and visitors can experience their Charters of Freedom.”
The limestone pieces of the settings arrived at the Brunswick County Government Complex Monday, Oct. 7. Brunswick County is providing space in front of the County Courthouse to place the display. An installation date is not yet scheduled but is expected to take place before the end of the year.
Brunswick County Charters of Freedom is an educational project facilitated by Foundation Forward Inc., a nonprofit organization that builds Your Charters of Freedom settings in communities across the country.
The cost to purchase the Charters of Freedom display and the installation fees are solely funded through private donations. As of October 2019, Brunswick County Charters of Freedom has raised nearly $43,000 in donations plus an additional $12,000 contribution from Foundation Forward Inc.
Brunswick County’s settings will also include a time capsule with signatures from participants and donors, letters from community groups, photos and other items related to the county’s history. The capsule will reopen Sept. 17, 2087, to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution’s ratification.
Learn more about the project and how to participate or donate on the Brunswick County Charters of Freedom website at https://www.brunswickchartersoffreedom.com/
Photos (credit Brunswick County): https://www.flickr.com/gp/183264652@N05/NpuDZT
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