Charles Pinckney National Historic Site will celebrate Constitution Week with free special events Sept. 16-24 at 1254 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant.
The park preserves the last 28 acres of Snee Farm, a plantation that was once owned by Charles Pinckney, a principal framer and signer of the U.S. Constitution.
In honor of Constitution/Citizenship Week, the park's annual naturalization ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 16. Up to 125 candidates will be sworn in as America's newest citizens.
The National Park Service and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have a partnership to enhance citizenship ceremonies by holding them throughout the country. The public and school groups are invited to the free program and are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating.
At 2 p.m. Sept. 17-18, the public is invited to a screening of the 2011 documentary on Pinckney. Produced by SCETV, "Forgotten Founder: The Story of Charles Pinckney" uses original artwork, period illustrations, historical documents, re-enactments and interviews to tell his story. The program was funded in part by the Friends of Historic Snee Farm and the Humanities Council S.C.
Two days of living history are scheduled 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23-24. Craftsmen in period dress will demonstrate rice-pounding, indigo-dyeing, ironsmithing, brick masonry and domestic arts. Revolutionary War soldiers, 18th-century music, sweetgrass basket sewing, quilting, African drumming and Gullah storytelling also will be included.
For group reservations, call 881-5516.