Freedom: A History of US - Legacy Museum on Main’s Newest Exhibit

Freedom: A History of US - Legacy Museum on Main’s Newest Exhibit

Shannon | 09/10/2015

Freedom.  Inalienable Rights.  From the founding of our nation, the freedom of the common man has been at the forefront of our consciousness.  Freedom: A History of US traces the evolution of freedom from our nation’s earliest documents, a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, through the Civil Rights movement in 1968.  Inspect Lincoln’s handwritten notes, letters by such activists as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King, Jr., plus articles that bring the national fight for freedom closer to home here in Troup County.   

Legacy Museum on Main is free of charge.  Freedom: A History of US, the initial exhibit is on loan from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and will be on display September 15- October 23. Troup County Archives will expand on the theme throughout the fall and spring and maintain the exhibit through the end of the 2015-2016 school year.  Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and the first and third Saturdays of the month, 10am to 4pm.   

A reception marking this exhibition will be held Monday, October 5 from 4pm to 6pm.  The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting during the reception at 5:00pm. 

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