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2010 Annual Meeting
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Betsy Ross House
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Betsy Ross House
Betsy Ross House

"The Betsy Ross House, home of America’s most famous flagmaker, is located at 239 Arch Street … just around the corner from Independence National Historical Park and steps away from other popular attractions like Elfreth’s Alley and Christ Church.

A two and a half story, eight room brick rowhouse, originally built in 1740. The house is restored to the period from 1773 to 1785, when Betsy Ross, as the story tells it, is said to have created the first American flag. The house is furnished with period antiques and some reproduction furniture. Highlights include several objects known to have belonged to Betsy Ross. Self-guided tour lasts about 25 minutes."

Betsy Ross House Official Site & Fact Sheet accessed 8/25/09 at

Independence Hall Photo by: Jim McWilliams Independence Visitor Center

"Constructed between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania, it is considered a fine example of Georgian architecture. From 1775 to 1783 (except for the winter of 1777 - 1778 when Philadelphia was occupied by the British Army) this was the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress. It was in the Assembly Room of this building that George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775 and the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. In the same room the design of the American flag was agreed upon in 1777, the Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1781, and the U. S. Constitution was drafted in 1787. The building, inside and out, has been restored whenever possible to its original late-18th century appearance. Most of the furnishing are period pieces. The "rising sun" chair used by George Washington as he presided over the Constitutional Convention is original."

Independence National Historic Park - Independence Hall accessed 8/25/09 at

Edgar Allen Poe Historical Site Photo by: Edward Savaria Jr. Edgar Allan Poe National Historical Site

" 'For the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen,” so begins Poe’s famous short story “The Black Cat,” written while living in this house with his family. Writer, editor, popular poet and inventor of the detective story, Edgar Allan Poe still thrills readers today. Come imagine Poe’s life on Seventh Street, his only surviving residence in Philadelphia."

Edgar Allen Poe National Historical Site accessed 8/25/09 at

Liberty Bell Photo by: Photo by Andrea Golod
for PCVB
Liberty Bell Center

"The Liberty Bell Center is located on Market Street between 5th and 6th Streets. The building is open year round, though hours vary by season. The Liberty Bell Center offers a video presentation and exhibits about the Liberty Bell, focusing on its origins and its modern day role as an international icon of freedom. Taped presentations about the history of the Liberty Bell are offered in a dozen languages for the convenience of foreign visitors."

Liberty Bell Center National Historical Site accessed 8/25/09 at

Elfreth's Alley Photo by: Edward Savaria, Jr. Elfreth's Alley

"Stroll down Elfreth's Alley's historic cobblestones, and step back into America's past. Located in the heart of Old City Philadelphia, Elfreth's Alley is a block-long street that opened in 1702 connecting two blacksmiths' shops near Philadelphia's busy waterfront with Second Street, one of the growing colony's busiest thoroughfares.

The thirty-two buildings along Elfreth's Alley were built between the 1720s and 1830s, and today they reveal the fascinating stories of everyday life, the spaces that America's founders knew. You can hear the house-by-house story of the Alley's early residents through our free cellphone tours, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

Elfreth's Alley Official Site accessed 8/25/09 at

Philadelphia Museum of Art Photo by: Photo by Bob Krist
for PCVB
Philadelphia Museum of Art

"Overlooking one of the nation's most culturally vibrant cities, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes nearly a million visitors each year, encouraging them to embark upon a walk through time that extends across two millennia and six continents.

Whether it's the first visit to the new Perelman Building or the hundredth to the main building, there is always something new to delight, surprise, enlighten, excite, and inspire. "

Philadelphia Museum of Art Official Site accessed 8/25/09 at

Reading Terminal Market Photo by: Larry Laszlo Reading Terminal Market

"Mouth-watering aromas. Produce fresh from the field. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry. Unique, hand-made pottery, jewelry and crafts from around the world. The hustle and bustle of a multitude of diverse people. It’s all here in Philadelphia’s historic farmers market, Reading Terminal Market. An exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, flowers, ethnic foods, cookware and eclectic restaurants are peppered throughout the Market."

Reading Terminal Market Official Site accessed 8/25/09 at

National Constitution CenterPhoto by: Scott Frances, Ltd. National Constitution Center

"The National Constitution Center is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of, and appreciation for, the Constitution, its history, and its contemporary relevance, through an interactive, interpretive facility within Independence National Historic Park and a program of national outreach, so that "We the People" may better secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

National Constitution Center Site accessed 8/25/09 at

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