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Karpeles Library

The Karpeles Library with nine branches across the US, is the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts & documents. The archives include Literature, Science, Religion, History and Art. Among the treasures are .... "The original draft of the Bill of Rights of the United States", The original manuscript of "The Wedding March", Einstein's description of his "Theory of Relativity", The "Thanksgiving Proclamation" signed by George Washington, Roget's "Thesaurus", Webster's "Dictionary" and over one million more.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library preserves the largest private collection of original Manuscripts in the world. The museum was founded in 1983 by David Karpeles and Marsha Karpeles who created the museum to stimulate interest in learning, especially in our children. All of the Karpeles Manuscript Library services are free.

The Library provides special educational programs and lectures for schools at all levels. The most popular of these are the Cultural Literacy Program and the School Outreach Program. In addition, Mini-Museums are maintained in many universities, secondary schools and grade schools throughout the country. These are free programs and your grade school, secondary school, college or university may participate.

There are daily general exhibit throughout the year and multiple special exhibitions providing more insight into the subject of the exhibiiton.

Visiting the Karpeles Manuscript Library

Hours: Open daily, 7 days a week, Monday - Saturday; 10:00 am - 4 pm, Sunday; 12:00-4 pm.

Specifics on visiting the Karpeles Library were correct at time of publication. We would suggest that you confirm dates and times prior to your visit.
 
 
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