Friday, October 23, 2009

View an original Declaration of Independence- one day only

For One Day Only Visitors Can See Rare Copy of the Declaration of Independence for Free at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond.

On Saturday, October 24, from 10 am to 3 pm, the Virginia Historical Society (VHS) will display one of only twenty-six known original printed copies of the Declaration of Independence.

Ordered by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, these printed copies of the Declaration of Independence were distributed the next day to the thirteen states, King George in England, and George Washington to be read to the soldiers of the Continental Army.

Contact: Jennifer M. Guild, Media Relations Specialist
(804) 342-9665
jguild@vahistorical.org

Read article here...
http://www.vahistorical.org/news/pr_doi.htm

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