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Mattermap door Danielle Williams 01 december 2017

Tourist Attractions in Philadelphia

  • Betsy Ross House

    • "Though she’s become an American icon for the part she played in the birth of our nation, there’s a fascinating real woman behind the legend. Betsy Ross was a wife, working mother and entrepreneur who led a life filled with triumph and tragedy." ...»
      Betsy Ross House History Bron: History/ The Woman 29/11/2017
    • "Built more than 250 years ago, the building now known as The Betsy Ross House was home to not just Betsy, but to dozens of artisans and shopkeepers over the years before it was opened to the public as a museum in 1898." ...»
      Betsy Ross House History Bron: History/ The House 29/11/2017
    • "The well-known and loved story of Betsy Ross sewing the First Stars & Stripes is tightly woven into the colorful fabric of America’s rich history."
      Betsy Ross House History Bron: History/ The Flag 29/11/2017
    • "Meet Betsy in person, hard at work plying her trade, and have the chance to ask the famous lady, not only about how she came to sew the nation's first Stars & Stripes, but all about her fascinating life and business. See real upholsterer's tools and learn first-hand how they were used in this exhibit made possible with the support of American Express." ...»
      Betsy Ross House History Bron: What to see/ Meet Betsy in Her Upholstery Shop 29/11/2017
    • "This new interactive exhibit highlights the household tasks performed by women in the 18th century, specifically food shopping and laundry, and the women who performed them."
      Sponsored by the HBE Foundation and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, with support from the Flag House Chapter DAR. Special Exhibits Betsy Ross House History Bron: What to see/ Special Exhibits/ Women at work in Revolutionary America 29/11/2017
    • "Most people know about Betsy Ross’ famous flag, but she is not the only flag maker who stitched her way into the fabric of Philadelphia’s history. This exhibit will explore the rich history of flag making in Philadelphia, from 13-star flags stitched in 1776 to Presidential flags hand-embroidered today." ...»
      Sponsored by the HBE Foundation and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, with support from the Flag House Chapter DAR. Betsy Ross House History Bron: What to see/ Special Exhibits/ Historic Threads: 250 Years of Flag Making in Philadelphia 29/11/2017
  • Delaware River Waterfront

    • "The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation organized exclusively for the benefit of the City of Philadelphia and its citizens. DRWC acts as the steward of the Delaware River waterfront to provide a benefit to all of the citizens and visitors of the City." ...»
      Who We Are and What We Do DRWC Bron: About DRWC 29/11/2017
    • "The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues."
      Who We Are and What We Do DRWC Bron: About DRWC 29/11/2017
    • "The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) established the William R. Miller IV Urban Youth Activities Fund to help support outdoor recreational activities for Philadelphia’s youth in honor of civic leader and DRWC board member, Bill Miller." ...»
      Bill Miller Civic leader and DRWC board member Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Bron: Donate/ Donate to Support Our Mission/ William R. Miller IV Urban Youth Activities Fund 29/11/2017
    • "DRWC intends to transform the central Delaware River waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC will serve as a catalyst for high-quality investment in public parks, trails, maritime, residential, retail, hotel and other improvements that create a vibrant amenity, extending Philadelphia to the river’s edge." ...»
      Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Bron: Planning and Development Along the Delaware River Waterfront 29/11/2017
  • National Constitution Center

    • "The National Constitution Center is a ONE-STOP CIVIC EDUCATION HEADQUARTERS and PHILADELPHIA’S PREMIER FIELD TRIP DESTINATION."
      National Constitution Center Bron: Learn 29/11/2017
    • "The museum brings the story of “We the People” to life for students through a hands-on museum experience and innovative tools for teaching the Constitution in your classroom."
      National Constitution Center Bron: Learn 29/11/2017
    • "The success of this fragile American experiment called ‘Constitutional Republican government’ will depend entirely on how much of the heritage bequeathed to us by our founding fathers can be successfully passed on to present and future citizens. The National Constitution Center is one of the key elements in preserving this heritage." ...»
      Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. Commiter to the National Constitution Center National Constitution Center Bron: Programs and Initiatives/ THE ANNUAL JOHN M. TEMPLETON, JR. LECTURE ON ECONOMIC LIBERTIES AND THE CONSTITUTION 29/11/2017
    • "The National Constitution Center’s CONSTITUTIONAL SPOTLIGHT SERIES provides context for current constitutional issues and provokes civic dialogue by presenting competing perspectives from leading scholars in a highly accessible, usable format." ...»
      National Constitution Center Bron: Programs and Initiatives/ Constitutional Spotlight Series 29/11/2017
  • The African American Museum in Philadelphia

    • "The African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans."
      The African American Museum in Philadelphia Bron: About AAMP/ Museum History 29/11/2017
    • "The African American Museum in Philadelphia engages diverse communities in appreciating the Black experience through the narrative of art, history and culture."
      The African American Museum in Philadelphia Bron: About AAMP/ Museum History/ Our Mission 29/11/2017
    • "The AAMP currently houses four galleries and an auditorium, each of which offers exhibitions anchored by one of our three dominant themes: the African Diaspora, the Philadelphia Story, and the Contemporary Narrative." ...»
      The African American Museum in Philadelphia Bron: About AAMP/ Museum History 29/11/2017
    • 'The African American Museum in Philadelphia collects and preserves art and artifacts that document the history and culture of African Americans and people of the African Diaspora."
      The African American Museum in Philadelphia Bron: Collections 29/11/2017
    • "In 2003, The African American Museum in Philadelphia acquired a gift of over 400 African artifacts from the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum (formerly known as the Philadelphia Commercial Museum)."
      The African American Museum in Philadelphia Bron: Collections/ Philadelphia Civic Center Museum Collection 29/11/2017
    • "The Philadelphia Commercial Museum opened in 1897 at 34th and Spruce Streets, and was the first institution in the United States to actively promote America's businesses and industries in foreign markets, and especially in the emerging markets of Africa, Asia and Central America." ...»
      The African American Museum in Philadelphia Bron: Collections/ History of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum/Civic Center Museum 29/11/2017

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