PHILADELPHIA -- The Historical
Society of Pennsylvania is putting six original drafts and copies of the
Constitution of the United States on display in honor of the 225th
anniversary of the document's anniversary.
The historical society
will put its documents on display for five hours on Tuesday. The
Constitution was officially adopted on Sept. 17, 1787, replacing the
Articles of Confederation.
Among the copies on display is one of 11 original printings remaining.
Historical society President Kim Sajet tells The Philadelphia
Inquirer ( http://bit.ly/PJfpRt) the drafts and copies are only
displayed on special occasions. They're usually locked in a vault at the
society's building at 1300 Locust Street.
A number of
Philadelphia's other historical sites are hosting events for the
anniversary, including the National Constitution Center.