BOSTON (CBS) — A symbol and cornerstone of American values will be on display this Fourth of July in Boston.
Bostonians can go see an original copy of the Declaration of Independence at the state-run Commonwealth Museum.READ MORE: Nor'easter To Bring Plowable Snow And Possibly Blizzard Conditions Saturday
This copy was hand-delivered to the state by John Hancock.
Secretary of State William Galvin said the document’s importance goes beyond giving Americans a day off from work.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
“This document is of enormous significance, not only is it the basis of the holiday, but perhaps more significantly, the document itself speaks to the way the revolution took over,” Galvin explained.
The Declaration will be on display Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is free.MORE NEWS: It Happens Here: AMC Ponkapoag Camp 'A Little Bit Of Heaven' In Randolph