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P R E S S R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2011
 

Summary: P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2011
The Williams College Museum of Art Presents
A Reading of the Founding Documents
Press Contact: Kim Hugo, Public Relations Coordinator; (413) 597-3352;
kim.m.hugo@williams.edu
Williamstown, Mass.-- The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) is pleased to present
A Reading of the Founding Documents, an annual Williamstown tradition celebrating
America. Actors of the Williamstown Theatre Festival will read the Declaration of
Independence and the British reply on Monday, July 4 at 1:30 p.m. The museum, which is
normally closed on Mondays, will be open for this special event from noon to 3 p.m.
Robert Volz, the Custodian of the Chapin Library, will be available in the Museum after
the reading to explain and answer questions concerning the Founding Documents.
Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend. The event will take place rain or
shine.
WCMA is the temporary home of Williams College's collection of documents relating to
the founding of the United States of America. Normally on display in the Chapin Rare
Book Library, the collection includes extremely rare copies of the Declaration of
Independence and the Constitution of the United States as well as important copies of the
Articles of Confederation, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist, among others. These

  

Source: Aalberts, Daniel P. - Department of Physics, Williams College

 

Collections: Physics