Museum of the American Revolution
As demolition for the forthcoming Museum of the American Revolution gets underway in earnest in Old City Philadelphia, the museum is announcing a sizeable monetary gift of support.
There were fireworks, cannon volleys, and a full-dress parade outside a National Park Service building that is slated for demolition to make way for the new museum.
School children get first dibs on Wednesday, seeing the replica of George Washington’s oval headquarters tent at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
The project is a replica of a type of field tent called a marquee. The original (photo), in which George Washington spent a lot of his time as general of the Revolutionary Army, is in the museum’s collection.
The nearly 13,000-pound bell was removed from its tower at 3rd and Chestnut Streets today to make way for a new Revolutionary War museum.
This collection of signatures of all 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence heads to auction on December 15th.
Council’s Rules Committee gave an initial okay to a zoning change for the southwest corner of Third and Chestnut Streets.