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Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Date: April 25, 2008
Byline: unsigned

Behind excavated doors

If your curiosity about our first presidents has been piqued by watching the "John Adams" mini-series on HBO, the new photo exhibit at Independence Visitor Center can answer some questions, especially about the use of enslaved Africans to run the households. The pictures by Temple professor John E. Dowell Jr. of the President's House Site, where both Washington and Adams lived from 1790 to 1800, reveal the artifacts and foundations discovered during the 2007 excavation.

Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market streets, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m daily, free, 215-965-7676.


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