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Magna Carta in Portland.

Magna Carta in Portland One of Western civilization's most important documents and a strong influence on the U.S. Constitution, the Magna Carta is the focus of an exhibit, "Magna Carta: Liberty under the Law," now through November 4 at the Oregon Historical Center in Portland. Eugene and Jacksonville are the exhibit's only other Western stops on a nationside tour celebrating the Constitution's bicentennial in 1987.

A list of rights and privileges wrested from England's King John by his barons in 1215, the Magna Carta influenced America's earliest charters in the Jamestown and Plymouth settlements. Tracing its impact on American political thought through the writing of the Constitution are some 60 artifacts, paintings, and documents on loan from British and American museums. The Magna Carta itself--one of four surviving originals--is from Lincoln Cathedral.

The center, at 1230 S. W. Park Avenue, is open daily from 10 to 5; admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students. From November 13 to 22, the exhibit will move to the Willamette Science and Technology Center in Eugene, then to Jacksonville's Southern Oregon historical Society Museum November 26 to December 7.
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Title Annotation:Oregon Historical Center, Portland, Oregon
Date:Aug 1, 1986
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