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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PR 95-094
6/21/95
ISSN 0731-3527

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