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The document, which is making its only southeastern U.S. stop in Nashville on a 150th anniversary tour, will only be on view for 72 hours over seven days, closing Feb. 18. After that date, a facsimile of the document will be in the exhibit.
The exhibit will continue at the museum through September 1. Many of the other items on display have never been publicly exhibited, including the original copy of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.
Hours for viewing the original Emancipation Proclamation are Feb. 12, - Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Feb. 16, - Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is also open Monday, Feb. 18, even though it is a state holiday.
Museum officials created a system in whereby viewers could make timed reservations in advance, however, as of February 11, all timed reservations have been sold. A limited number of walk-in tickets will be made available daily.
Reservations could be made on the hour, quarter hour, and half past the hour, with the last 15 minutes of each hour given to walk-ins. Museum officials estimate that 300 people will be able to see the document each hour.
Tuesday, February 12 2013, 07:47 AM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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