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Draft of U.S. Constitution on display

POSTED: September 16, 2015 11:13 a.m.
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The display of the draft of the U.S. Constitution is part of the Georgia Historical Society's observance of Constitution Day.

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In a first-of-its-kind event, the Georgia Historical Society will publicly display Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the U.S. Constitution on Thursday in commemoration of Constitution Day. One of only 13 still in existence, the draft includes the handwritten margin notes of Baldwin, one of Georgia’s signers of the Constitution of 1787.

The GHS Research Center will be open between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday for self-guided tours featuring the first public showing of this unique document, along with educational displays and other one-of-a-kind materials that tell the story of Georgia’s role in the founding of the nation.

It takes place at Georgia Historical Society Research Center, 501 Whitaker St. in Savannah (northwest corner of Forsyth Park).

It’s free and open to the public. Go to GeorgiaHistoryFestival.org for more information.

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