Center to Also Announce Plans for Museum Launch
WHAT: The National Park Service and The American Revolution Center have completed a land exchange that will strengthen two iconic National Parks and benefit the American people. With this exchange, Valley Forge National Historical Park gains 78 acres of historic land and The American Revolution Center acquires a site at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in historic Philadelphia to build the nation’s first museum to commemorate the entire story of the American Revolution. Located just steps from Independence Hall, the museum will house the Center’s distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, and manuscripts from the American Revolution.
WHO: The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Governor, Commonwealth of PA
The Honorable Ken Salazar, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior
The Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia
Dennis R Reidenbach, Regional Director, National Park Service Northeast Region
H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Chairman, The American Revolution Center
The Honorable Bruce Cole, President and CEO, The American Revolution Center
WHEN: Friday, September 10
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Independence Visitor Center
One North Independence Mall West
6th and Market Street
About The American Revolution Center
The American Revolution Center (ARC) will establish the first national museum to commemorate the entire story of the American Revolution. The Museum will display its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts and manuscripts from the American Revolution era and will offer educational programming, lectures, symposia, and interactive learning for teachers, students and the general public. For more information, please visit www.AmericanRevolutionCenter.org.