Press Release
Press Release · Monday, January 12, 1998

Press Release
January 12, 1998
Media Alert: Press Preview of Emancipation Proclamation at the National Archives

Opportunity to photograph the Emancipation Proclamation and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Re-Enactors who will serve as an honor guard for the document and to interview experts about the document.

Friday, January 16, 1998, from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

Rotunda of the National Archives
Media Entrance: Pennsylvania Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW Washington, DC

Please note: NO ARTIFICIAL LIGHT may be used in the Rotunda.

If you plan to attend or need more information, please call the Public Affairs Staff at (301) 837-1700.

The original Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, will be on display at the National Archives from January 16 through January 22, 1998.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or e-mail


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