Upcoming Field Trip to Woburn Public Library

On Wednesday, June 12th, the third graders will be going to visit the mayor and the Woburn Public Library.  The Woburn Public Library was designed by a famous architecture - H.H. Richardson - who also designed other famous buildings such as the Trinity Church in Boston.

The Woburn Library also has its own museum up on the top floor.  In the museum, there are many artifacts from the past to look at, like clothes, dolls, a spinning wheel, etc.  When we go on our field trip, I'll take plenty of pictures to post on my blog.

My favorite part of going to this library is the opportunity to see an original copy of the Declaration of Independence.  Wow, we are so lucky to be able to be in the presence of this amazing document!  The library keeps the Declaration in a special climate-controlled space, and they only take it out on special occasions.  Just think, the third graders at the Goodyear are so special that they are taking out this original copy just for us.  The first time I saw the Declaration of Independence in the library, it brought tears to my eyes because I felt so honored to see such an old and sacred document.  Here's what an original copy looks like:

According to historians, there were, at most, 200 original copies made back in 1776.  Today only 26 of those original copies are left, and one of them is right here in Woburn, Massachusetts!  We are so fortunate to be able to see an original copy of this document.

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