Contact: Jill Brett (202) 707-2905, Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940
June 21, 1995
Media Advisory: Jefferson's Rough Drafts of Declaration of Independence on Display at the Library of Congress
WHAT: First-ever public exhibition of only surviving fragment of earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson's hand, as well as his four-page "original Rough draught" showing revisions made by Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and others. Among related treasures on display are a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote shortly before his death in 1826 expressing his still strongly-held views on individual and national liberty.
WHERE: Madison Memorial Hall, Madison Building of the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.
WHEN: June 29-30, July 1, 3-4; closed Sunday, July 2
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., June 29, 30,
and July 3;
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 1 and July 4
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR MEDIA SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 8 TO 8:30 A.M.; PHOTOGRAPHERS MAY COME AT OTHER TIMES AS WELL, WHEN PEOPLE ARE VISITING THE EXHIBITION
PLEASE CALL IF YOU PLAN TO COME TO SHOOT THIS SPECIAL EXHIBITION
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