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Commonwealth Museum

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Commonwealth Museum

Just heard on one of our local stations that the Commonwealth Museum is opening up this week. It features: "the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, “John Adams” Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, and unique royal charters. The copper plate used by Paul Revere to engrave his image of the Boston Massacre is a featured piece."

It is housed in the State Archives building which is near the JFK Museum so if you are visiting JFK recommend you stop in at the other as well.

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This definitely sounds like a plan Mahj, I can't wait to see it myself. I just suggested it with your name & info to a poster from Argentina on the TA forum this morning.

Have a great day!

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Visited over school vacation. Follow signs to JFK library then look across the way to the gray, stone building - that is the Mass Archives where the museum is housed. There are 4 sections broken up in to time periods from colonial days to 19th century. Start on your left and work your way around. There is a ton of information as well as some hands on activities for the kids. Think it is better geared for 4th grade and up. There is also a video presentation but ran out of time so didn't see it. In a separate, darkened room are actual documents such as the Constitution for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Of course, very hard to read them but so cool to just be in their presence. For history lovers this is a must see and it is free!

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