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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Date: January 26, 2003
Byline: unsigned

National park's new leader will arrive amid challenges

Independence National Historical Park, in the midst of change and challenge, will have a new superintendent as of Feb. 10.

Mary Bomar, who had a comparable job at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, has been with the National Park Service since 1990. She will succeed Martha Aikens, who left about a year ago to run training programs for the Park Service.

She arrives amid construction of the National Constitution Center and a new Liberty Bell pavilion, as well as controversy over the depiction of slavery and the closing of Chestnut Street in front of Independence Hall as a security measure.


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