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Posted: 9/26/2003 2:27:10 PM EDT

For those interested:


Independance Road Trip

October 4 - 12

Arizona Capitol Museum
1700 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Ph: (602) 542-4675
www.lib.az.us

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm; Sat:
10am-5pm; Sun: 12pm-5pm
Admission: Free

It's one of 25 original copies of the DofI. This particular copy has an interesting recent history:


In 1989, an unsuspecting shopper forked over $4 for a painting while hunting for bargains at a local flea market. After noticing a tear in the painting, the owner made a stunning discovery. Tucked behind it was an original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

Eleven years later, TV producer Norman Lear purchased the historic document for $8.2 million with a special goal in mind - he wanted to share the "People's Document" with the American public. Now, his dream has come to life with the Declaration of Independence Road Trip, a project that will bring the 225-year-old document cross-country over the next two years.

Okay, so Norman Lear is a first-class shit-eating Communist. But hey, it's the Declaration of Independence. How many times have do you ever get a chance to see an ORIGINAL outside of going to D.C.?


I remember last time I was in D.C. I saw it, it was... bittersweet. Mixed emotions to say the least.

Link Posted: 9/26/2003 3:58:32 PM EDT
Hey thanks for the info. Ill be going.
Mike
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 4:03:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 8:39:24 PM EDT
I take care of the maint part of the Museum..
love my job!!!.....SO HOPE TO MEET SOME OF YOU!

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Link Posted: 9/27/2003 1:04:55 AM EDT
Very cool. Thanks for posting that, I think I'll go on the 11th.
Link Posted: 10/9/2003 11:58:34 AM EDT
BTT. Anybody go yet? Will they allow photographs to be taken? Going Sat. morning on the way thru Phx.
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