NC’s original Bill of Rights was on display for residents to view

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — During a rare opportunity, North Carolina residents were able  to see the state’s original Bill of Rights.

It was available at the Museum of History for only four days, Sunday being the last.

The state’s official copy was stolen from the State Capitol by a Union soldier following the Civil War. In an FBI sting operation, it was recovered in 2003.

The North Carolina Bill of Rights is rarely displayed because of its fragile condition. It will now head back to the State Archives.

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