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Declaration copy on exhibit

Crystal Bridges opens display of patriotic documents

Posted: June 29, 2012 at 3:25 a.m.

The temporary exhibit “Declaration: Birth of America” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will display one of the known copies of the 200 broadside versions of the Declaration of Independence printed July 4, 1776.

The temporary exhibit “Declaration: Birth of America” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville will display one of the known copies of the 200 broadside versions of the Declaration of Independence printed July 4, 1776.

Long before the days of 24-hour cable news networks and Twitter, and even before telephones or the telegraph, America’s founding fathers needed a way to get the word out that a radical document known as the Declaration of Independence had been drafted.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 11 on 06/29/2012

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