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    National Historical Park Pennsylvania

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Independence National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

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  • Benjamin Franklin Museum Re-Opened in Independence National Historical Park

    Benjamin Franklin Museum exhibit panel featuring Franklin's image in the foreground; museum in the background.

    Independence National Historical Park reopened the Benjamin Franklin Museum on August 24, 2013, after a two year renovation. Located in the internationally acclaimed Franklin Court, the museum focuses on Franklin's character traits, and how his ideas are still relevant today. Read more

  • Celebrating 40 Years of the World Heritage Convention

    Independence Hall and the World Heritage Site Designation Plaque

    Congress Hall, adjacent to Independence Hall, a World Heritage Site, hosted a 40th anniversary event of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Convention. The World Heritage Convention is an international treaty that seeks to recognize and protect the world’s most significant places. Read more

  • Independence Visitor Center Reduces Carbon Footprint

    Exterior of Independence Visitor Center, a brick building prominently displaying the words

    Independence National Historical Park and the Independence Visitor Center Corporation teamed up to reduce the carbon footprint at the Independence Visitor Center. Through an improved Building Automation System, redistribution fans, and a cogeneration plant, the park and its partner are working toward certification of the Independence Visitor Center as a Energy Star rated and LEED certified building. Read more

  • Park and Students Team Up for Second Year of Project Write

    A group of teens sing on Independence Square, with one girl holding papers above her head while another holds a poster with the words

    Highlights of the second year of Project Write summer camp for teens included a "flash mob" style reading of the Declaration of Independence on Independence Square, and a pizza lunch with acclaimed teen lit author Kekla Magoon. A partnership between the park and the Philadelphia Writing Project, this writing enrichment camp engages students with place-based experiences and an opportunity to share out through blogging, tweeting and photography. Read more

  • Project Write Enrichment Program Helps Youth Write About Our Nation’s History

    Project Write students

    From July 16 through 27, 2012, middle and high school students gathered in one of Independence National Historical Park's interactive classrooms for a two-week writing enrichment program called Project Write. The program, which partnered Independence NHP with the Philadelphia Writing Project, created an environment where students could learn about the cultural resources preserved at Independence NHP Read more

Did You Know?

Drawing of Independence Hall

Did you know the Army, Navy and Marine Corps were founded at Independence Hall throughout the year 1775? The Continental Congress passed resolutions founding the Continental forces in June, October and November of 1775.