Philadelphia History Museum
By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Philadelphia History Museum at 15th South 7th Streets tells the story of the city.
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“We deal with objects and the stories they tell, so when you come into this museum, you will walk through history – Philadelphia history – and it’s all very specific,” explains Executive Director Charles Croce.
You’ll see portraits of famous and not-so-famous Philadelphians, get to walk on a huge map, learn what’s been made here and what we cheer for.
“We have the wampum belt that the Lenapi tribe gave to William Penn in 1680, but we also have Occupy Philly buttons and memorabilia, which shows you the stories…history is being made every day,” Croce says.
The museum owns more than 100,000 items and only a fraction are on display.
For more information, visit: www.philadelphiahistory.org.