|The Declaration is coming to Centre
RELEASED: Oct. 10, 2002
DANVILLE, KYOne of the few surviving original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed July 4, 1776, will be coming to Centre's campus on Nov. 4-5.
The historic document, which set forth ideals for human rights that have become the blueprint for democracy in America and around the world, can be viewed at Centre's Norton Center for the Arts each day from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Aside from the opportunity to view the document, there will be two video presentations featuring Mel Gibson, Morgan Freeman, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Douglas, Kevin Spacey and many other stars. Free copies of the Declaration will be handed out to each student that attends the presentation.
There will also be an endeavor to make history. A marathon reading of the Declaration and other historical documents by Centre students, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding community will attempt to set a Guinness world record. The goal is a continuous 50-hour-plus reading of the Declaration and other historical documents, beginning at 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Norton Center. For more information about taking part in the Guinness Book reading, contact Sarah Scott at (859) 238-5471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information or to schedule a visit for a group, please call (859) 238-4692 or toll-free at (877) 448-7469. Special student group tours will begin every 20 minutes between 9 a.m. and 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. Space is limited, so call and reserve your time today.
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