A touchstone to America’s founding moment – a broadside copy of the Declaration of Independence – will be on display Saturday in Savannah.
Printed on July 4, 1776, the same day the Continental Congress passed the Declaration, it’s one of the copies produced by the shop of Philadelphia printer John Dunlap. There are 25 known copies of this version. Most of them are in museums, libraries or historical societies.
The one that will be shown at Massie Heritage Center is owned by television producer Norman Lear. It’s being displayed at 14 sites across the nation as part of the Cricket Wireless Declaration Tour 2008.