In conjunction with the release of Glenn's new book, Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control, Mercury Museum presented Liars or Liberty this past weekend at Mercury Studios in Las Colinas, Texas.
"Many of these rare artifacts had never been together," Glenn said. "We selected pieces from several private collections, including a document from 1600s America never seen in public. It was an astonishing look at American history."
Guests from as far as Massachusetts and Washington made the trek to see the more than 1,000 rare antiquities on display, including the five below:
Deed to the Mayflower
One of a kind, this rarity is the only known deed to the Mayflower, the merchant ship which brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620. After surfacing in 1992, it went into a private collection. The Mercury Museum event is believed to be it first public viewing.
Deed to Mount Vernon
Hand signed by George Washington, this original document records the transaction of Washington buying land from his brother John.
Barack Obama Family Photo Album
Acquired from his family in Africa and loaned anonymously, this rare album includes family photos from Barack Obama's childhood to married life with Michelle. It is the source of the infamous image of Obama in Muslim garb at a family wedding.
Battle of Gettysburg Log
A testament to an intensely defining moment in U.S. history, this tree trunk from the Battle of Gettysburg, considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War, is pierced by a 6l pound canon ball and fragments from exploded shell.
Letter to John Hancock
This handwritten letter is from William Milton's lawyer to John Hancock. Milton, who received the Badge of Honor from George Washington, fell upon hard times and stole bread. He was sentenced to pay three times the amount taken and branded with the letter "B."
Featured Image: Battle of Gettysburg Log (R) and Letter to John Hancock (L)