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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
Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
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