Magna Carta exhibit to help fund cathedral restoration

The Lincoln Magna Carta, a once forgotten original 1215 version of the document, will be placed on exhibit at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on Pearl Street in New York City for three months as part of a fund-raising effort by England's Lincoln Cathedral.

The copy of the Magna Carta sat forgotten in the archives of Lincoln Cathedral for six centuries, and will now be used to help raise the $4.5 million necessary to restore limestone gargoyles and stained-glass windows at the church.

The exhibit will run from fall 2008 until early 2009 at the Fraunces Tavern, an 18th century building and Manhattan's oldest existing structure.