Sunday, June 3, 2012

PAST: The 150th Anniversary Viewing of the Original Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives MON, Dec 31st from 10:00am - 1:00am - open late with extended hours! Plus, additional events SUN, Dec 30th - TUES, Jan 1st, Free

150th Anniversary Viewing of the Original Emancipation Proclamation 
Monday, December 31st
10:00am - 1:00am - yes, extended hours!

"Marking the 150th anniversary of one of the great American documents of freedom, the National Archives in Washington, DC presents a special display of the original Emancipation Proclamation. The program at the National Archives grows out of a tradition that can be traced back to December 31, 1862, when abolitionists and slaves gathered together on what was called Freedom's Eve in anticipation of the issuance of the Proclamation at the stroke of midnight. This vigil would eventually become known as Watch Night and is still observed annually throughout the country." Learn more about the events here!

Viewing schedule for the original Emancipation Proclamation:
Sunday, December 30th
  10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, December 31st
  10:00am - 1:00am - open late!
Tuesday, January 1st
  10:00am - 5:00pm

National Archives and Records Administration
East Rotunda Gallery
700 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

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