Thursday, June 30, 2016

Declaration of Independence exhibit, graphic-novel style

The Newseum on July 1 opens “1776 — Breaking News: Independence,” a new exhibit featuring one of only 19 known copies of the July 6, 1776, edition of The Pennsylvania Evening Post, the first newspaper to publish the newly adopted Declaration of Independence. An interactive exhibit presented in a graphic novel style is include. Per the Newseum website:

"Interactive kiosks in the exhibit allow visitors to zoom in and explore the newspaper in high definition. Illustrated panels around the gallery use the format of a graphic novel to tell the story of how and why delegates from the 13 American Colonies gathered in Philadelphia to break the bonds of British rule and forge a new nation."

Courtesy of the Newseum

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