The Story of the Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution being officially delivered to the National Archives, December 13, 1952. (Courtesy of NARA)

On Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. the Milford Museum will begin its American History Series at the Milford Public Library with a program about one of America‚Äôs most treasured documents, The Declaration of Independence. Local historian Dan Pritchett will present the background of how and why this famous document was created during a critical time of the American Revolution. Included in this program will be information about the men who gathered in Philadelphia to discuss America‚Äôs move to independence and how, in signing this document, they risked ‚Äúour Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.‚ÄĚ While its role in the American Revolution is well known, The Declaration of Independence document itself has a fascinating history which will be included in the program.

Daniel Pritchett has been teaching American history in Delaware since 1969: 34 years in the Capital School District, six years at Delaware State University, and numerous years at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

¬†Sponsored by the Milford Museum, these monthly programs will focus on a variety of topics concerning local, state, and national history.¬† These presentations will be held on¬†Saturdays, at 1:00 p.m., in the Milford Public Library.¬† For more information, please¬†contact the Museum at (302) 424-1080, [email protected]. These programs are offered through a generous grant from The Delaware Heritage Commission.

 The Milford Public Library is located at 11 S.E. Front Street in Milford, Delaware.

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