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Spotlight Article
Date: 2013-02-11
Article Title: Original Emancipation Proclamation On View from February 12-19 at Tennessee State Museum
Article: As Black History Month continues throughout the month of February in Music City, many venues will showcase and pay tribute to special events that have helped shape African American history.
  This week, the Tennessee State Museum will showcase the unveiling of the original Emancipation Proclamation at the Tennessee State Museum. The fragile manuscript signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863 declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  Making its only southeastern U.S. stop in Nashville, the document will be on view for 72 hours spread out over seven days from February 12-15 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and February 16-18 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  In an effort to prevent long lines for viewing, the Tennessee State Museum is implementing a timed reservation system. Visitors may obtain a reservation at the ticket windows at the Museum; going online to; or by calling 615-782-4040. There will be a handling charge of $1.00 paid to TPAC Ticketing for each reservation. There is no admission charge to see the document. Walk-ins will be given a walk-in timed pass when they enter the museum and can walk through the museum until it is time to get in line. Additionally, this allows the museum to know when it is at capacity for walk-ins.
  This Black History popular traveling exhibit is free to the public, and the State Museum will be the last stop before these historic documents return to Washington D.C.