Emancipation Proclamation On Display In Dearborn

DEARBORN (WWJ) –  A national treasure arrives Monday in metro Detroit.

The original Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln goes on display Monday night at the Henry Ford Museum.

It’s on loan from the National Archives, but only until 6am Wednesday.

“It’s going to be escorted from the airport with an armed guard and it’s going to be basically  guarded the whole time that it is here. We are going to be treating it as a vigil,” said Henry Ford Museum historian Brian James Egan.

“We’re going to have period honor guards, soldiers guarding it … we are going to have readings of it on top of the hour and we’re going to have a lot of other music, choir groups things that are basically contributing to the vigil aspect of it.”

Again the doors open at the Henry Ford Monday night at 6pm, and you can get in FREE, around the clock, until 6am on Wednesday.

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