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Declaration Of Independence To Be Displayed At Capitol

One of the 25 original copies of the Declaration of Independence will be displayed at the state Capitol from December 7th to 15th.

The display is part of the nationwide Declaration of Independence Road Trip that began last July in Washington. The Capitol's architectural historian Alison Hopton Davis says exhibit visitors will be able to actually touch the rare document.

The multimedia exhibit features historical photos, banners, music and handouts as well as the chance to register to vote and volunteer for community service projects. A 14-minute film will show a group reading of the Declaration of Independence by actors including Mel Gibson and Morgan Freeman.

The exhibit will be open normal business hours weekdays and special hours on weekends.

Read some of America's greatest documents:

The Declaration of Independence

The United States Constitution

The Gettysburg Address

The Emancipation Proclamation

Other historical speeches and documents from Pre-colonial days to the modern era.

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