Yesterday I went to the Veteran's Administration Hospital way up in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon - to install a museum display in the big lobby there to commemorate the Constitution of the United States of America. I do this each year to celebrate Constitution Week for the Daughters of the American Revolution of which I am a member and Honorary Regent. My partner in this endeavor is Dorothy Madden, we each bring things for the display. These guys are the 3 soldiers of the American Revolution that I've collected on eBay. :-)
This is the whole display. My things are on the left.I made this sign for the display.
This is my replica of the Constitution on the right, my inkwell and feather quill pen, an antique hourglass and my treasure, an antique writing box with two inkwells, little drawers for pen nibs and sealing wax, and an antique seal with a carved ivory handle, plus 3 of my collection of dip pens. I imagine this being used by an officer in a war, a ship captain or a world traveler in long ago days. I would love to know where it's been.
My oak box closer up.
I have a collection of inkwells.. this is just one of them. Click HERE to read the words written by our forefathers.
Here are the flags hung in the lobby of the VA Hospital - of all the branches of service in the USA.