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Source: City of Philadelphia and INHP
Date: November 29, 2007
Byline: Press Release

An Invitation

The City of Philadelphia and
Independence National Historical Park
will host a public update to present next steps for

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

Thursday, December 13, 2007
6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Freedom Theatre
1346 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19121

Please join us to learn about the latest design plans for the President's House commemoration!

In February 2007, the team headed by Kelly/Maiello Architects and Planners was selected to design a new permanent outdoor installation on the doorstep of the Liberty Bell Center. As a result of unexpected findings uncovered during an archeological dig at the site, the design team has enhanced the plan by incorporating these findings. The team will unveil the new plan at the December 13 meeting.

The Oversight Committee for the President's House, along with City and National Park Service officials, will provide an update and review next steps.

The President's House is an important historic project that is designed to commemorate the house where Presidents George Washington and John Adams lived from 1790 to 1800, and the long-obscured story of at least nine enslaved Africans who toiled there during Washington's presidency.

Please call 215.564.6151 to confirm your attendance or e-mail:


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