Declaration of Independence On View at NYPL
Friday, July 03, 2009
The New York Public Library is offering a special viewing of the original copy of the Declaration of Independence this July Fourth weekend. The full-text version of the Declaration is one of only two fully intact copies. It's 233 years old. The display also includes a collection of letters written by Benjamin Franklin to George Washington. WNYC caught up with some of the people who came out for a peek at history.
Kurt Berry, Tourist:
Dwayne Williams, Self-proclaimed History Buff:
Andrew Cloud, Tourist from Minnesota:
The library on Fifth Avenue is normally closed for the holidays, but there’s free access to the documents exhibit Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5pm.