Protecting Our Founding Documents
Did you know a part of Ste. Geneviève is being used today to protect the United States’ founding documents. Yes, it is! Ste. Geneviève is famous for stone particularly limestone, sandstone, and Ste. Geneviève marble. This marble has been used as decorative panels in buildings across America. Most notably, it is used to protect the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution at the National Archives in Washington DC. Visitors can view an example of the marble in the local post office.