Museum Exhibit Asks ‘What Is A Philadelphian?’

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent is offering the public a chance to share their stories about what the city means to them. The first interviews were held Sunday at PhillyCAM, the city’s public access TV studio.

The museum has been closed for a top-to-bottom renovation of the building and the name. Executive Director Charles Croce says it’ll reopen at the end of the year, with its Finding Philadelphia multimedia gallery, featuring video interviews.

“We’re starting with PhillyCAM, then we’ll be taking it out to the street, doing man on the street interviews, talking with people who’ve been here a long time, talking with people who’ve just arrived to try to get a flavor of what makes up a city; what is a Philadelphian?”

Croce says the challenge and the fun will be in weaving together all those strands.

“The crucial part is sort of putting it together to tell one story.”

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Reported by Molly Daly, KYW Newsradio 1060

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  • JB

    I thought there would be some hilarious comments here…

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