Freedom Shine

Awesome display of 30 plaques of US Historical documents are presented to local schools and public spaces to educate our community and appreciate our history of the dedicated men and women who have provided the blanket of freedom we enjoy today!

Documents include:

  • The Mayflower Compact
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Washington’s Letter to Colonel Nicola
  • The Treaty of Paris, 1783
  • The Northwest Ordinance
  • U.S. Constitution, Plaque One
  • U.S. Constitution, Plaque Two
  • Washington’s First Inaugural
  • The Bill of Rights
  • Washington’s Farewell
  • Jefferson’s First Inaugural
  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • The Monroe Doctrine
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • The Gettysburg Address
  • Lincoln’s Second Inaugural
  • Lee’s Letter Accepting Washington College Presidency
  • The Thirteenth Amendment
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s Letter on Cuba
  • Wilson’s First Inaugural
  • The Nineteenth Amendment
  • Letter Naming Eisenhower Supreme Commander
  • General McAuliffe’s “Christmas Message”
  • German Instrument of Surrender, WWII
  • Instrument of Surrender in the Pacific
  • F.D.R.’s Four Freedoms Speech
  • J.F.K.’s “Ask Not …” Speech
  • Freedom Shrine Title Plaque
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech
  • Account of the Proceedings of the Susan B. Anthony Trial

Current locations include:

  • NE Middle School
  • Murzyn Hall
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Minnetonka High School
  • A Chance to Grow