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Charters of Freedom

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are known collectively as the Charters of Freedom. In 2001, a team of experts removed the nation’s founding documents from display to begin a two-year conservation treatment and reseal them in new state-of-the-art encasements. Learn how the Charters of Freedom were made ready for the 21st Century.