In this online exhibit, we take a deeper look at the Dunlap Broadside, one of the first printed copies of the Declaration of Independence ever produced. We will also touch on the ways in which our Founding Fathers thought American Independence should be commemorated.
Did you know…
…that Exeter, NH served as the capital of New Hampshire during the American Revolution?
…that Exeter, NH was the location to which the newly minted Declaration of Independence was sent on July 16 of 1776?
…that the Declaration of Independence took over a week to arrive on horseback and was read from the steps of the Old Town House by a young man named John Taylor Gilman, whose descendents still live in town?