Magna Carta educational exhibit comes to Elmore County

Magna Carta educational exhibit comes to Elmore County

WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) - An exhibit documenting an important part of history is coming to Alabama from September 22nd through the 29th. A traveling exhibit to raise awareness of the Magna Carta will be displayed on the second floor of the Elmore County Judicial Complex in Wetumpka.

The Magna Carta was the first legal document to state that everyone, including kings, are subject to the law and guaranteed the rights of the individual over the wants of a king. The traveling exhibit is an integral part of the world-wide observations of the 1215 sealing of the Magna Carta.   The exhibit consists of twelve to sixteen freestanding banners with images that tell the story of the Magna Carta, and it's role of promoting the rule of law.

Circuit Judge Bill Lewis explained what an honor it is to house the document. "We are excited to display this exhibit and invite everyone to come and learn more about the Magna Carta, a document which greatly influenced the Founders of our Country and the Great Republic which they created," said Lewis.

For more info contact the Elmore County Library at 334-567-1148

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