National Archives - Washington D.C.

National Archive Highlights

Bronze frames cast at the foundry in Joseph, Oregon surround the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights in the National Archives Building in Washington, D.C.

Cases for the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights were the first to be installed, followed by the Constitution and American Originals cases. In addition to fabricating the bronze frames, Valley Bronze assembled the newly designed tops of the bulletproof cases, and also fit and tested hinges and lifting mechanisms at the foundry prior to transporting and installing the work in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom in the National Archives Building. The project also included casting, fitting, and installing bronze frames around the cases holding the American Originals documents that line the walls of the Rotunda in the National Archives.

Project Hightlights

  • The finished case that holds the Declaration of Independence.

  • A closeup of the case's corner. The medallion is cast separately and inserted into the frame.

  • The American Originals case in construction at Valley Bronze.

  • The American Originals case installed at the National Archives in D.C.

  • Case that houses the Bill of Rights.

  • Case that houses the Constitution.

Foundry Hours

Monday-Thursday: 6:45am-4:00pm
Friday: 6:45am-11:00am

Gallery Hours

Thursday-Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

Current News

  • 2/22/16 - New Site Launch. The Valley Bronze website is now responsive. This will help users better view the site on a wide range of devices. Individual artist bio's and highlights of past projects are still being updated, check back soon to see the progress.

Contact Info

Valley Bronze of Oregon
307 W. Alder Street
P.O. Box 669
Joseph, OR 97846
(541) 432-7551
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