OPENING ON PHILADELPHIA'S INDEPENDENCE MALL, WED., DEC. 15
This nationally significant site tells the story of the inhabitants of the first executive mansion: Presidents George Washington and John Adams and nine enslaved Africans held by President Washington. The nearly $12 million site focuses most clearly on the lives of the enslaved and the free black population to which they aspired. Creation of the President's House stirred deep emotions about the paradox of American slavery and fueled a community activism effort that shaped its design. A decade in planning and implementation, the resulting space gives voice to once-unheard individuals and is made even more powerful by its proximity to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, iconic symbols of freedom and democracy.
The City of Philadelphia, Independence National Historical Park, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau's Multicultural Affairs Congress collaborated to make the day's events possible.
The Ribbon cutting ceremony will take place outdoors and will introduce the project's lead advocates.
WHEN: Wednesday, December, 15, 2010
12:00 noon-1:00 p.m. (outdoors)
WHERE: Southeast corner of 6th & Market Streets
Lindsay Tucker, Manager of Business Development, The ROZ Group, Inc., 1700 Sansom Street, Suite 501, Philadelphia, PA 19103