An exterior replica of the Philadelphia Presidentís House opened this summer at The American Village in Alabama. Funded by Southern Living magazine, the replica House will be featured in the magazine in 2007 as a designer Showcase House. Southern Living will then turn the House over to American Village for its own interpretation and programs. Based on research into the Philadelphia house done by Edward Lawler, Jr., American Village will use the replica to interpret the American presidency and the intertwined issues of slavery and freedom in the early republic. American Village annually serves tens of thousands of Alabama schoolchildren and tourists.