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The New York Public Library will be closed from May 23 through May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

On Display: The Declaration of Independence


June 27 through July 3, 2014

Celebrate Independence Day by coming to see The New York Public Library's original copy of the Declaration of Independence, handwritten by Founding Father Thomas Jefferson in 1776.

Learn more about the document. 

FRI June 27 10 am–5:45 pm
SAT June 28 10 am–5:45 pm
SUN June 29 1–4:45 pm
MON June 30 10 am–7:45 pm* 
TUE July 1 10 am–7:45 pm
WED July 2 2–10 pm* 
THU July 3 10 am–5:45 pm



Lead Sponsor of The New York Public Library’s 2014 flash displays.

Support for The New York Public Library’s Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.