Washington’s Tent at the new Museum of the American Revolution
Tourists to Philadelphia have a new “must see” stop: The just-opened Museum of the American Revolution located in Old City, Philadelphia.
The product of PMN benefactor/former owner Gerry Lenfest and wife Marguerite, along with Conshohocken scion John Templeton, Jr., the museum tells the story of the revolution using relics from across America’s colonial era: Hessian helmets, Franklin-printed currency, wood from the literal bridge of the Battle of Great Bridge, and all sorts of munition.
The museum’s greatest artifact by far is George Washington’s tent. I recommend this post on the restoration process. The museum reveals the tent only momentarily for groups of visitors in a theatre, with lighting used to show off different parts of the tent. Very cool – worth seeing in person!
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“No sign of hate groups” – Why hasn’t the Inquirer corrected its reporting of Saturday’s hate rally?
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s coverage of this weekend’s hate rally on Independence Mall outright denies the presence of hate groups there.
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