Monday, June 20, 2011

Emancipation Proclamation

We are heading into a very exciting week...starting tonight the ORIGINAL copy of the Emancipation Proclamation will be put on display in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn MI. The museum will run it's normal business hours until 5pm, then reopen at 6pm. At 7pm the document will be unveiled and for 36 hours straight guests will have the opportunity to view it and the rest of the museum for free. For many people it will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see this incredible document. It has only been out of the National Archives twice before, so this is a very unique opportunity.
For me, it is also a unique opportunity. The museum has never been open for 36 hours straight so this has been an interesting staffing situation. Not bad at all, just different. :) Thankfully we have a very flexible staff who love these kinds of "off-hours" projects and they jumped at the chance to be able to say they worked at 4am! lol I love my team.
If you have the chance to stop by, I hope you will. It will be well worth it!

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