Free tour including rare public viewing of Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the U.S. Constitution from 1787 on display
Savannah, September 13, 2018 – The Georgia Historical Society will publicly display Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the United States Constitution on Monday, September 17, in commemoration of Constitution Day 2018. One of approximately twelve still in existence, the draft includes the handwritten margin notes of Baldwin, one of Georgia’s signers of the Constitution of 1787.
“We invite everyone to come and take advantage of this rare opportunity” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society. “This document is an integral piece of Georgia and American history and one the greatest treasures in the Georgia Historical Society collection.”
The celebration is part of a kickoff to the 2019 Georgia History Festival that will culminate in February with the Trustees Gala.
The GHS Research Center will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, September 17, for self-guided tours featuring the exhibition of this unique document, along with educational displays and other one-of-a-kind documents and artifacts that tell the story of Georgia’s role in the founding of our nation.
What: Constitution Day Commemoration 2018
When: Monday, September 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Georgia Historical Society Research Center
501 Whitaker Street, Savannah (northwest corner of Forsyth Park)
Constitution Day at the Georgia Historical Society is made possible by Gulfstream and the Savannah Morning News. For more information about Constitution Day or to schedule an interview please contact Patricia Meagher at 912-651-2125, ext. 153.
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Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.
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