01/30/07 — Bill of Rights on display at Fayetteville musuem

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Bill of Rights on display at Fayetteville musuem

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on January 30, 2007 1:45 PM

FAYETTEVILLE -- North Carolina's copy of the Bill of Rights, stolen from the State Capitol in 1865 and recovered in a sting operation in 2003, will soon tour the state, making its first stop at Fayetteville's Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

"Liberty and Freedom: North Carolina's Tour of the Bill of Rights," will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10; and from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11.

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is located in historic downtown Fayetteville at 100 Bragg Blvd. Admission is free.

The precious copy of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution is one of only 15 known copies in existence.

The "Liberty and Freedom" tour of the Bill of Rights will make six additional stops in the state throughout the year, with each stop highlighting a different amendment. As home of the state's oldest newspaper still being published, The Fayetteville Observer, Fayetteville will feature Freedom of the Press. Other stops include Wilmington, Edenton, Raleigh, Charlotte, Asheville and Greensboro.

For more information contact Margee Herring at 910-763-6949 or Sandy Klotz at 910-483-3003, ext. 226.