Museum Of The American Revolution Breaks Ground

 

The old and the new | Photo: Tom Gralish, for The Inquirer

The old and the new | Photo: Tom Gralish, The Inquirer

  • Both Pennsylvania US Senators and former Mayor and Governor Ed Rendell were on hand yesterday morning for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Museum of the American Revolution, says The Inquirer. In two years, the $119 million project (which is already fully funded, says CEO Michael C. Quinn) will open as the first of its kind: the first museum to expand upon the Revolutionary War and tell the entire two-decade saga of creating a nation from disparate frontier settlements. In her keynote remarks, pundit Cokie Roberts explained the genesis of the museum within the context of General George Washington’s field tent, its most prized holding.
  • Fundraising efforts for the reimagining of Bainbridge Green will kick off on October 21, when the 300 block of Bainbridge Street will be closed for a festival experience, complete with a three course meal, dancing, food truck, and a pop-up garden from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. To get your tickets for “Dining & Dancing Under the Stars,” visit their Eventbrite page HERE.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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