Get a rare glimpse of our nation’s history at this New York Public Library exhibit. For three days only, the library will display two of its archival treasures: an original copy of the Bill of Rights and a copy of the Declaration of Independence handwritten by Thomas Jefferson. The former is one of 14 documents that were sent to different states for approval in 1789, and includes two amendments that do not appear in the Bill of Rights today. The latter is a draft that was completed on July 1, 1776, and contains passages—underlined by Jefferson in this copy—that were taken out before the Declaration was ratified on July 4. Ages 7 and up.
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