Emancipation Proclamation at the Henry Ford Museum

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How often do you get to see one of the nation's important documents up close and personal? Until Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 AM, the Emancipation Proclamation is on display at the Henry Ford Museum. According to a MLive article, over 7,100 visitors have already ventured to Dearborn to see it. Normally this original, handwritten document is stored at the National Archives. In fact, this is the first time that it has been out on display since the 1980s. It is kept under wraps in order to preserve it; it is sensitive to light. There is no charge for admission. While the Emancipation Proclamation is on display until 7:00 AM tomorrow, the doors to the museum will close at 6:00 AM.

For a dose of history even closer to home try these items:

The Emancipation Proclamation, a book for adults.
You Are There. Abraham Lincoln's Great Moments, a DVD.
The Emancipation Proclamation, a book for children.