Emancipation Proclamation on Display
at Delaware Art Museum – Bank One Center on the Riverfront
September 30 - October 3, 2004
Wilmington, DE, (August 2004)—The Emancipation Proclamation, a document that marks a major milestone in the destruction of slavery in this nation, a treasured U. S, document signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that freed this country’s slaves, will be on view at the Delaware Art Museum at the Bank One Center on the Riverfront, for four days only--Thursday, September 30 through Sunday, October 3, 2004. This document, signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, has not been on display in Delaware in more than 55 years.
The Emancipation Proclamation is one highlight of the exhibition, American Originals: Treasures from the National Archives, which is on view at the Museum September 2 through October 17, 2004. The First State is the last stop on the three-year national tour of American Originals. The exhibition features a selection of some of the most significant holdings of the National Archives. From the Louisiana Purchase Treaty to John F. Kennedy’s handwritten notes for his inaugural address, these original documents provide fascinating insights into some of the people and events that have shaped our state, our nation and our world. Please visit the Museum website at www.delart.org or call the Museum at 302- 571-9590 for details of the exhibition and scheduled programs that support the exhibition.
The First State is the last stop on the three-year national tour of the exhibition.
The Emancipation Proclamation is on display in conjunction with the exhibition, American Originals: Treasures from the National Archives, on view at the Museum September 2 through October 17, 2004. Please visit the Museum website at www.delart.org or call the Museum (302) 571-9590 for details of the exhibition and scheduled programs that support the exhibition.
American Originals was created by the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C. and the Foundation for the National Archives. In Delaware, American Originals is sponsored by the Delaware Department of State, the Delaware Public Archives, the Riverfront Development Corporation and the Delaware Art Museum.
Hours during American Originals: Mon-Sat, 10am-8pm (last entry to gallery is at 7pm) ; Sun 12 – 5 pm. Admission to the Delaware Art Museum: Adults $7; Senior Citizens (60 and over) $5; Children Age 6 and under, Free; Students $2.50. Registered School Groups, Free. Tickets may be purchased in advance online, www.delart.org, or by calling the Museum at (302) 571-9590, ext. 657. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum.
This exhibition has been created by the National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. and the Foundation for the National Archives.
Rob Skomorucha 302-571-9590 ext 627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During renovations of its permanent facility at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, the
Delaware Art Museum is temporarily located at the Bank One Center on the Riverfront,
800 South Madison St., Suite B, Wilmington, DE, 19801.
Hours: Tues - Fri, 10am - 4pm; Sat, 10am -5pm; Sun 1pm - 5pm. Closed Mondays.
General Admission Fees: Adults $7; Senior Citizens (60 and over) $5; Students
(with valid I.D.) $2.50; children 6 and under, free.