Rare Opportunity to View the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

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by Chad Nance

By Staff

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is offering a trip to the North Carolina Museum of History on Saturday, May 18, 2013 to view the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation dated September 22, 1862 and signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The document is on loan from the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

preliminary emancipation proclamation
preliminary emancipation proclamation

The bus will leave the Old Salem Visitor Center at 900 Old Salem Road at 8am and return at approximately 5 p.m. on May 18.

Trip Itinerary

8:00am– Departure for Raleigh from the Old Salem Visitor Center

10:00am– North Carolina Museum of History–View Exhibits:


  • Freedom Coming, Freedom All
  • Art In Clay: Masterworks of North Carolina Earthenware
  • The Story of North Carolina
  • Other Current Exhibits and Shopping in the Museum Store

Noon– Crabtree Valley Mall
Lunch and Shopping

2:00pm– North Carolina Museum of Art–Highlights Tour
Discover a world of art in this welcoming introduction the collections. From African and African American art, to Egyptian mummy cases to Italian Renaissance masterpieces, to thought-provoking modern and contemporary works. Shopping in the Museum Store — special coupons for discount purchases

3:30pm– Departure for Winston-Salem

The cost of the trip is $30 per person, $28 per person for Friends of Old Salem and $20 per person for students. A group rate for groups of 14 or more is available at $25 per person. Lunch is not included. Pre-registration is required. Please call 1-800-441-5305 to register. The deadline to register is May 1, 2013 or until the bus is full.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 1-800-441-5305.


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