BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art plans a temporary exhibit this summer of rare early American documents, including a broadside version of the Declaration of Independence.
The museum says the broadsides were sent to the colonies to be read aloud as a way to disseminate information. About 200 broadside copies were made of the Declaration of Independence to spread the news about the colonies' independence.
The copy is known as the Dunlap Broadside because it was typeset in the Philadelphia printing shop of John Dunlap.
Arkansas Business reports (http://is.gd/7PHZgu ) the exhibit will run June 30 through Sept. 3.
Other documents in the exhibit include two newspaper accounts from 1776, a handwritten letter from King George III to his generals and a printed edition of the Virginia Bill of Rights.
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