Travels with Children

The adventures I embark upon with my four young children.

The Declaration of Independence at the Minnesota History Center

One of the 25 known remaining copies of the Declaration of Independence was at the Minnesota History Center in honor of Minnesota’s Sesquicentennial.  It was only here for a week, so we wanted to take the kids to see this piece of history.  Apparently a lot of other people had the same idea, because we waited in line for an hour before it was our turn.  Fortunately my husband could take the kids to see the exhibits, or to walk around outside on the patio, while I held our place in line. 

As we were waiting, we were given information about the Declaration, and this copy in particular, which was found in a picture frame bought at a garage sale.  There were some trivia questions and a puzzle of the Declaration to do as well.

The kids weren’t so sure about waiting in line to see this piece of paper, but my husband and I were excited to be there and view a part of history.

We also learned that we should probably wait a few years before visiting Washington, D.C., Disneyland, or other places where waiting in line is frequent.


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