1. Next week, for three days only, the New York Public Library is celebrating Independence Day by displaying two rare pieces of American history from its collections — a manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s hand (which includes his denunciation of slavery) and an original copy of the Bill of Rights (featuring 12 amendments, not 10). Starting at noon on Monday, July 1, the public will be able to view these incredible treasures on the second floor of the main library at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue. The exhibition — called "Foundations of Freedom" — will close on July 3 at 4 p.m. So make sure you visit! Don’t miss it! And while you’re here, you can check out our 1909 Honus Wagner card, being displayed in honor of the All-Star Game throughout the month of July, or our critically-acclaimed exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter. There’s a lot going on, and it’s all free!

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    This week, for three days only, the New York Public Library is celebrating Independence Day by displaying two rare...
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    I wish I were in New York so I could check this out!
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    If you’re in NYC, check out these special showings next week at NYPL.
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    Go check out this great piece of history (and avoid the heat!) if you’re in NYC!
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