N.C. Museum of History to Host Special One-Day Public Exhibition of First Printing of the U.S. Constitution

The North Carolina Museum of History will host a special one-day public exhibition of a rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution, Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The document is one of just 14 known copies of the official printing of the Constitution produced for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress. It is one of only two copies of the first printing of the Constitution that remain in private hands.

New Traveling Exhibit Opens at Mountain Gateway Museum

Bicycling is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to travel. But early bicycles, with their wooden wheels and frames and poor steering, were much different from today’s sleek, multi-geared vehicles made of lightweight composite materials and offering a variety of safety features.

‘Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901’ exhibition postponed

The opening of "Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901," at the Western Office of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources been postponed.

The exhibition has been rescheduled to run Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m-2 p.m., from Feb. 16-March 31. Admission is free.

Water from a broken pipe damaged areas on all five floors of the building but the exhibition space and collection were not harmed. Cleanup and repairs have begun and should be completed by the opening.

Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901

From Feb. 3 to March 31, the Western Office of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources will host the exhibit, Freedom! A Promise Disrupted: North Carolina, 1862-1901. The exhibit will be open to the public weekly from 10 a.m-2 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

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