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First Freedom Gallery in NJ to be Dedicated May 14th in OC

The First Freedom Gallery to be installed in New Jersey will be dedicated 6 p.m. on Mon., May 14 at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 17th and Simpson Ave.

The Gallery features replicas of historic documents including the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution and Bill of Rights plus seminal paintings such as Washington Crossing the Delaware. It serves as a perpetual reminder of the actions and events that formed the foundation of our country.

The project is a joint effort between the Ocean City Library, Ocean City-Upper Township Rotary Club 1926, Ocean City Home Bank and Exchange Club of Ocean City.

“This is a fascinating exhibit that will educate and entertain those who visit the Library and Community Center Complex,” said Stuart Sirott, of the Exchange Club, project chairman.

Area officials expected to attend the dedication include Mayor Jay Gillian of Ocean City, State Senator Jeff Van Drew and Freeholder Susan Sheppard. The Dramis Detachment 676 U.S M.C.L. Color Guard and members of the Ocean City High School Chorus and Band will also participate.

Hors d’oeuvre refreshments will follow the ceremony. For information, contact Stu Sirott, 609-381-6841.