Gallery Talk - The Most Memorable Day in the History of America: July 2, 1776

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In this gallery talk, Peter Drummey will explain why John Adams believed July 2, 1776 would be the most memorable day in the history of America. Visitors will be able to view one of the first printings of the Declaration of Independence, Abigail Adams’ most celebrated letter to her husband in which she urges him to "Remember the ladies," and the letter John Adams writes to his wife describing his reaction to the vote for independence. John Adams’ and Thomas Jefferson's handwritten copies of the Declaration of Independence will also be on view.