Archive for September, 2012
Millions of people have passed through the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, to see the original parchments that are our Charters of Freedom. They pause to look at the faded writing on the Declaration of Independence, the bold opening words “We the People” on the Constitution, and the straightforward enumeration [...]
Posted by Mary on September 5, 2012, under - Constitution, Uncategorized.
Tags: charters of freedom, Constitution, Constitution 225, constitution day, constitutional convention, resolution of transmittal, transmittal page
In light of the upcoming 225th Constitution Day on September 17, I spoke with Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler and Catherine Nicholson, two of the very few people who have touched the Constitution in the last century, about how they approached the task of conserving the Charters of Freedom.
Posted by Nikita on September 4, 2012, under - Constitution.
Tags: Catherine Nicholson, conservation, Constitution, Constitution 225, encasement, helium, insect damage, japanese paper, Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler, National Bureau of Standards, parchment size, preservation
The Constitution turns 225 on September 17, and the National Archives is ready to celebrate our founding document! Don’t miss your chance to see the “fifth page” of the Constitution, on display for the first time. It will be in the Rotunda for public viewing only from September 14 to 17. From now until September [...]