Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Massachusetts Bay Charter

There is an incredible opportunity to view American history at the Peabody Essex Museum!. The original Massachusetts Bay Charter is on display through January 30, 2010.
From  With the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Charter in 1629, John Endecott, of Salem, became the first governor of the newly established Massachusetts Bay Colony. See the rare, four-panel parchment that helped found the commonwealth and mark the beginning of American self-governance. The Massachusetts Bay Charter is presented in partnership with the Salem Athenaeum and will be installed alongside objects representing American art and culture of the 17th century.

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