PALM COAST, Fla. – The 235th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention’s approval of the U.S. Constitution on 9/17/1787, was celebrated with a collaboration of the Palm Coast Historical Society (PCHS), the Flagler Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, and a crowd of over 125 at the Palm Coast Community Center on September 17th.

Special guests were George and Martha Washington portrayed by Bill and Cara Elder of DeLand.  Compatriot Bill Elder is President of the Daytona Chapter, SAR and Cara Elder is a member of the DeLand DAR Chapter.

The Elders are retired teachers after 40 years in education.

They are Historians – 1st Person Interpreters of the Washingtons and with extensive research have been giving their 1st person interpretations for over 23 years.  George and Martha Washington discuss the origin of the Constitution, from the Treaty of Paris, the Constitutional Convention, the debates and compromises, the establishment of the Constitution, and concludes with George Washington taking the Oath of Office as our first President.  The Elders have participated in many Revolutionary War Battle Reenactments and have appeared at Mount Vernon, Valley Forge, and Philadelphia 4th of July Celebrations.

Left to Right:  Compatriot 1st Vice President John Feind,

PCHS President Elaine Studnicki, Cara Elder, Compatriot Bill Elder,

Palm Coast Mayor David Alfin, and Compatriot David Kelsey

Information provided by Palm Coast Historical Society