This coming Sunday, September 19, visitors to the New York State Museum will have a special opportunity to view a handwritten draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. The document will be on display in the Museum's Huxley Theater from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.. There is no charge for admission, though donations to the Museum are always welcome.
The display is a part of a ongoing program at the State Library, Forever Free, which focuses on Lincoln, the Civil War, and the Emancipation Proclamation.
For details and a complete listing of Forever Free events, see the New York State Library's site:
Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation