150 Years of Printing History

The U.S. Government Printing Office's 150th Anniversary History Exhibit may be small but it has a few tricks up it's sleeve. I recommend stopping by if you are in the area of Union Station because it's only a block or two away and can be a quick tour if you don't have a lot of time. 

Once inside you'll find yourself surrounded by all kinds of historical documents. I can see how the Government Printing Office would be overlooked by most people. In fact, I initially considered them as just a giant Kinko's FedEx Office.

This post is going to be very short so enjoy the photos and go have a look for yourself. 

My favorite part of the exhibit was the original printed copy of the preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation. Very cool to see up close.

'Boring' Details:

Distance from office: 0.1 miles
Door to door time: 5 minutes
Tour time: 50 minutes
Transportation used: Walked
Cost: Free

- Metal detectors (allot a few extra minutes) so leave your knife at home.
- They've crammed a lot of history into such a small exhibit. It's worth going back to read all of the details.

But wait, there's more...
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