Thursday, July 14, 2011

Special Event at the State Library, Monday, July 18

On Monday, July 18, 2011, the State Library of Massachusetts will commemorate the earliest public reading in Boston of the Declaration of Independence, first read from the balcony of the Old State House on July 18, 1776.

While we read the Declaration, we will have on display a document from the library’s Special Collections Department: a broadside printed in Salem in July 1776 that gives the full text of the Declaration.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that the State Library is in the current State House, not the Old State House!

For more information, please call the Special Collections department: 617-727-2595.

Location: Reading Room of the State Library, State House, Room 341

Date: Monday, July 18, 2011

Time: 10am