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Rare first printing of U.S. Constitution on display for one day only in Raleigh

The United States Constitution.
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A relatively brief road trip could connect you with one of the most iconic pieces of U.S. history but it will be on display for only one day.

The North Carolina Museum of History will host a special one-day public exhibition of a rare first printing of the U.S. Constitution on Wednesday.

Officials say it’s one of just 14 known copies of the official printing of the Constitution produced for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress.

It is also one of only two copies of the first printing of the Constitution that remain in private hands.

The document will be exhibited alongside North Carolina’s original copy of the Bill of Rights, currently held in the permanent collection of the State Archives of North Carolina.

The documents will be on display at the museum in Raleigh Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.