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Source: Press Release
Date: September 15, 2006
Byline: City of Philadelphia and INHP

Mayor John F. Street And Independence National Historical Park Superintendent Dennis Reidenbach Extend Viewing And Public Comment Period For Semifinalist Models For The President's House Project

Models to be Moved to African American Museum in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The City of Philadelphia and Independence National Historical Park announced today that the five semifinalist models for The President's House: Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation will be moved to the African American Museum in Philadelphia beginning September 20th, where they will be on display through Sunday, October 1st.

The models have been on display at the Grand Hall Lobby of the National Constitution Center since August 16, 2006 and will remain there through September 19th.

Viewing of the models while at the African American Museum in Philadelphia will be free to the public and can be done during regular business hours — Tuesday thru Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is located at 701 Arch Street. President and CEO Romona Riscoe Benson is also a member of the President's House Oversight Committee.

For more information about the President's House project, please visit the City's website at For information about the African American Museum in Philadelphia, please visit


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