Monday, April 28, 2008

Our Nation's Birth Certificate

One of only 25 Dunlap Broadsides will be on display at the MN Historical Society next week:
View a rare, original copy of the Declaration of Independence at the Minnesota History Center, May 6-18, coinciding with Minnesota Statehood Week, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of Minnesota becoming the 32nd state of the Union.

This copy, known as a “Dunlap Broadside,” is one of only 25 remaining original copies of the Declaration printed on the evening of July 4, 1776, at the shop of Philadelphia printer John Dunlap – and the only one that travels for exhibition.
Generally, there is an admission fee, but the document will be on display free of charge. Be sure you make the necessary arrangements to stop by.


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