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 pem.org: 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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