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Declaration Of IndependenceDisplayed At Capitol

Declaration Of IndependenceDisplayed At Capitol

People here will have the opportunity starting Oct. 4 to witness history firsthand.

One of 25 remaining original copies of the Declaration of Independence will be on display at the Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W. Washington St., Oct. 4 through Oct. 12.

This copy of the declaration was found in 1989 by a Philadelphia stock analyst folded up in a frame of a picture being sold at a flea market for $4.

Film and television producer Norman Lear later bought the document for $8.14 million with the idea of putting it on a national tour.

It’s been on the road for two years, stopping in places for up to a month at a time.

In addition to the document itself, a film produced by Norman Lear and Rob Reiner, with actors such as Mel Gibson reading the declaration, will be available for viewing.

FYI

Admission is free. Hours for the exhibit are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 10 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. For more information on the exhibit, call 602 542-4675 or is visit the Web site, www.Independence RoadTrip.org —

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