State Constitution of 1868 on Display for a Limited Time

Page 3 of the 1868 Constitution

Event Description

Venture to the 1860s gallery in The Story of North Carolina at the North Carolina Museum of History to view the state’s original 1868 Constitution, the first to grant rights and privileges to emancipated former slaves. The document will be on exhibit through February.

To learn more about the State Constitution of 1868, see it in the North Carolina Digital Collections or read about it in NCPedia.

The North Carolina Museum of History is located in downtown Raleigh, between the Capitol and the Legislative Building at 5 East Edenton Street. The main entrance faces Bicentennial Plaza and the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. Museum offices may be reached by calling 919-807-7900.

FROM the NORTH or EAST: Take the Capital Boulevard exit off I-440 north of Raleigh. Follow the Capital Boulevard (Downtown) designation. Continue south approximately two miles and turn left onto Jones Street. Go three blocks. The museum is located on the right.

FROM the WEST or SOUTH: Off I-40, take the Person Street exit. Proceed north for two miles. Turn left onto Edenton Street. Go three blocks. The museum is located on the right.

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