tennessee state museum and archives

Original Tennessee Constitutions on Display

Dec 4, 2012
State Archives and Museum

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three versions of the original handwritten Tennessee Constitution were carefully moved to the Tennessee Supreme Court building Tuesday in preparation for their upcoming public display.

The documents were removed from a vault at the State Library and Archives building and carried by hand in archival boxes to the Supreme Court building. This is the first time that all three documents — handwritten in 1796, 1834 and 1870 — will be on display together.