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  • Exhibit highlights Washington's acts

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  • George Washington's Acts of Congress will be on special exhibit at the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum from Sept. 12 through 21. Washington's personal copy of the Constitution and Acts of Congress is touring the nation and will make its final stop at the Truman Library.
    Emblazoned with Washington's bookplate and featuring handwritten notes penciled in the margins, this 106-page leather-bound copy of the Acts of Congress includes Washington’s copy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress. He brought the book home to Mount Vernon after retiring from the presidency in March 1797. Recently it was returned to Mount Vernon when it was purchased at auction by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association.
    The display will also include examples of George Washington memorabilia from the collections of the Truman Library.
    The Library is at 500 U.S. 24 in Independence. For more information, call 816-268-8200.

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