Yale library to display copy of Declaration of Independence
NEW HAVEN (AP) — A Yale University library will display a rare copy of the Declaration of Independence and hold a public reading to mark the 243rd anniversary of the nation's founding.
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library says the document is one of only 26 known copies of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence.
Those copies are known as the Dunlap Broadside, named after John Dunlap, who printed about 200 copies in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. They were distributed to the original 13 states.
The Yale copy will be displayed in a temporary exhibition case at the library from June 27 through July 11, except for the July 4 holiday when the library will be closed. The public reading is scheduled for July 5 at 4 p.m.
Stories that may interest you
Gov. Ned Lamont is making a final push to salvage tolls this year and its success could hinge on the limit he and lawmakers set on Connecticut's credit card.
Police in Massachusetts are looking for "some jerk" who stole four doors off a department vehicle
The vice president of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation has been placed on administrative leave amid questions over her role in an FBI investigation of another lottery official
A Roman Catholic priest is facing a drunken driving charge after police say he struck and injured a pedestrian