A day for patriots and history buffs (Jul. 26)

July 24, 2008

The original Declaration of Independence is on permanent display in Washington, D.C.  It’s faded and discolored and looks its age, but St. Louisans will have a chance on Saturday (Jul. 26) to see a less-worn copy that was hidden behind a painting until 1989, when it was discovered by a lucky flea market shopper.   Thanks to marketing for the new wireless service Cricket and a voter registration drive by Declare Yourself, the copy is touring the U.S. this summer.  Its St. Louis stop is a the downtown public library, where it will be well-guarded but viewable from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To see details on the event, click here and select the date from the calendar. For more on the original Declaration of Independence — including info about the popular mystery of what’s on the back — click here.

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