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A Past Exhibit

Pursuit of Liberty: The Search for Compromise in the Declaration of Independence

June 11 - August 2, 2015
Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall

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The writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the result of debate, negotiation, and compromise. This exhibition, curated by Tiffany Link, explored the backgrounds of individual signers of the Declaration, those both for and against, as shown through autographs from our Fogg Collection.

Treasures displayed included the exquisite Dunlap broadside of the Declaration of Independence, one of 26 in existence, and a rare Button Gwinnet signature--one of the most sought after in the world (and featured on RadioLab.)

Sponsored by Patriot Insurance.

Purchase related books: Book 1, Book 2.