7 Barstow St
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Author Stephen Puleo will speak about his book, American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Sunday, April 9th. The book tells the never-before-told story of how the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and many other priceless documents were secretly relocated from the Library of Congress to other places for safekeeping in 1941 and 1942, when U.S. political and military leaders feared an attack on Washington D.C. in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor. Sponsored by the Mattapoisett Historical Society, the Sippican Historical Society, the Freetown Historical Society, the Rochester Historical Society, and the Wareham Historical Society.