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BIG! Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the National Archives
To celebrate a big anniversary—our 75th—the National Archives presents this exhibition featuring big records, big events, and big ideas. A special highlight of the exhibition is the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, produced on the night of July 4-5, 1776—one of the greatest treasures in the holdings. "BIG!" opens in the Lawrence F. O'Brien gallery on March 13, 2009 and runs through January 3, 2010.
Adapted from Robert E. Sherwood’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play, the movie Abe Lincoln in Illinois covers the first chapter in Abraham Lincoln’s life, starting with his early years as a Kentucky woodsman and ending with his election to the Presidency in 1860. (1940; 110 minutes)
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