The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn will have the Emancipation Proclamation on Display for 3 days only - Monday, June 20 at 6p until Wednesday, June 22 at 6a. The museum will be open around the clock those days.
From 6p on Monday there will be an opening ceremony followed by public viewings beginning at 7p. During this time museum admission is FREE.
The document is on loan from the National Archives in Washington, DC. Photography of the document is not allowed. The document will be packed up promptly at 7a on June 22. They will try to accommodate everyone in line by 6a.
I anticipate large crowds during the day especially since schools will have just let out and the museum is free. If you don't mind losing some sleep the overnight hours might be best (maybe take turns on different nights so someone can stay home with sleeping kids). My daughter loves the Henry Ford, but at 5.5 I don't think she would have the patience to wait in line or an appreciation for what she is seeing.
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