Tennessee's founding documents on display...

Here's a historic event that you will not want to miss...
Tennessee Constitution, 1834.
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Tennessee State Library & Archives

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the building that houses the Tennessee Supreme Court, original handwritten versions of the three state constitutions will be on display for the public for the first time.
 
The display is part of a week-long celebration of the building and includes the opening of the Tennessee Judiciary Museum in a portion of the courthouse’s library at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5th. Also, as part of the celebration, there will be a Judicial Family Reunion of all employees who’ve worked in the building that afternoon. The museum will be open to the public with the original constitutions on display December 6 - 8th and Monday, December 10th.

The Tennessee Judiciary Museum is a project of the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society in cooperation with the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum.

Several other important documents that help tell the history of the State of Tennessee will also be on display. Click here to read the entire press release from the Tennessee Supreme Court website for more information about this new exhibit.

For a comprehensive history of the Tennessee Supreme Court building, visit the Tennessee Bar Association website for an article by Judge Andy Bennett that is also worth a read.

UPDATE 12/3/2012: Fox 17 News in Nashville filed this report on the new exhibit, and TN Report featured a story on its website along with the following video report:



UPDATE 12/4/2012: WPLN Nashville Public Radio and NewsChannel5 also covered preparations being made for the display. NewsChannel5 filed the following video report:

NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather


UPDATE 12/6/2012: The Tennessean also covered the exhibit, and the transport of the Tennessee Constitutions to the Tennessee Judiciary Museum at the Tennessee Supreme Court building...

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