Proudly on display and helping us tell the story of America, this monument to the Forefathers is an exciting addition!
After visiting Brook Hill for Founder’s Day in 2015 and having the opportunity to tour the American Freedom Museum, actor and producer Kirk Cameron recently gifted our school with a treasure for display in the American Freedom Museum.
Kirk Cameron’s film Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasure, a story depicting America’s beginnings, features a monument that commemorates the Pilgrims, their planting of the Plymouth colony, and their contribution to the American nation at large.
Last March he graciously gifted Brook Hill with a replica of the monument to be displayed at the museum and invited our Founder, Mr. Steve Dement, along with our Head of School, Mr. Rod Fletcher, for a visit with him in California where they picked it up. (pictured below)
The monument, dedicated in 1889, contains in simple imagery the great wisdom of the founding families. The components of this significant, yet little known monument, teach us how we can preserve America as a shining city upon a hill and an example of liberty to the world. What a gift to connect with others who are passionate about remembering our nation’s foundation, and honoring that story through art, history, and generosity.
We’re grateful to have it in our collection, helping us tell the larger story of America’s fight for freedom, faith, and integrity as a nation.
Our mission at the American Freedom Museum is to honor American veterans and military personnel for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms; educate this and future generations about our rich heritage, and inspire others to achieve greatness. The story of Monumental captures that spirit and we hope that if you haven’t already, you’ll be able to stop by and visit us at the museum!
For more information about Kirk Cameron’s film, and the monument itself, you can visit this page.