ST. MICHAELS — It isn’t often one has the chance to see the very first printed copy of the original Declaration of Independence, but on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the St. Michaels branch of the Talbot County Free Library, it will be the highlight of the Gen. Perry Benson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meeting to commemorate the annual NSDAR observation of Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with the traditional DAR ceremony to honor our nation. At about 11:15 a.m., local historian Ben Marchi will speak about the history of how copies came to be made of the Declaration of Independence and will display an original, 200-year-old copy of the first printing.

The chapter invites the public to attend this presentation. As part of a Maryland-wide effort by the DAR to take care of our veterans, chapter members and guests are encouraged to bring new items such as toiletries and socks, to add to the chapter donation basket for veterans in nursing care. For more information, contact chapter president Helene Butte at helene butte.dar@icloud.com.

Follow me on Twitter @connie_stardem.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.