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Source: Press Release
Date: February 20, 2007
Byline: Mayor John F. Street and Independence National Historical Park Superintendent Dennis Reidenbach

An Invitation

Mayor John F. Street and Independence National Historical Park Superintendent Dennis Reidenbach invite you to attend a press conference announcing the team chosen to design the installation commemorating

The President's House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
10:30 a.m.
Independence Visitor Center

Special Events Space on the Second Floor
6th & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Upon its completion, this project will result in a new installation on the doorstep of the Liberty Bell Center commemorating the house where Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived, and the long-obscured story of the enslaved Africans who lived and worked there during Washington's presidency. Twenty-one teams competed for the opportunity to tell this story of national importance — please join us to celebrate this historic announcement!

You will also learn about the upcoming Archeological Dig at the President's House site designed to uncover any artifacts from the era that may still be in the ground. The world-class team assembled by the URS Group to conduct the dig includes Dr. Warren Perry, Director for Archeology for the African Burial Ground in New York; and Douglas Mooney, who directed the recent archeological digs at the National Constitution Center and James Oronoco Dexter Sites.

 

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