Display of George Washington's papers in Abilene


ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — An exhibit featuring some of the most important papers in U.S. history is on display through May 3 at the Eisenhower Presidential Museum.

The exhibit, which opened to the public Tuesday, includes some of President George Washington's papers, such as a signed copy of the Acts of Congress, as well as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The Salina Journal reports ( ) that Abilene is the book's fourth stop of 13 it will make at presidential museums and libraries. The tour ends Sept. 21 at the Truman Library in Independence, Mo.

The book eventually will be kept permanently at a museum dedicated to Washington in Mount Vernon, Va.

The Abilene museum will be open longer hours — 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. — through May 3.

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