Stone Tablet Marking First Amendment Freedoms Finds New Home

A four-story, 50-ton marble tablet engraved with the text of the First Amendment will find a new home in Philadelphia across from Independence Hall.

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FILE—This file photo from Dec. 31, 2019 shows the facade bearing the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution on the front of the Newseum, a private museum dedicated to exploring modern history as told through the eyes of journalists, on the last day it was open in Washington. The façade will be reinstalled at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A four-story, 50-ton marble tablet engraved with the text of the First Amendment, previously displayed on the facade of the now-shuttered Newseum in Washington, will find a new home in Philadelphia across from Independence Hall. The National Constitution Center, which sits in an area of the city billed as America’s most historic square mile, will erect the tablet in an atrium overlooking Independence Hall, the UNESCO World Heritage Site where both the…

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