State museum to display Emancipation Proclamation

State museum to display Emancipation Proclamation

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:08 pm

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee State Museum plans to put the Emancipation Proclamation on display next year.
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that the document signed by President Abraham Lincoln will be available for viewing during a six-day period next year, though exact dates are not yet set.
Haslam called it “an incredible honor” for Tennessee to host the original document issued by Lincoln in 1863. The order freed all slaves in the Confederacy.
The display will be part of a six-month exhibit about the Civil War that will open at the state museum in Nashville on Feb. 12 — which is also Lincoln’s birthday. Published in The Messenger 12.13.11

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