Sign a 40-Foot Beam at the Museum of the American Revolution “Topping Off” Ceremony

Courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution

Courtesy of the Museum of the American Revolution

Leave your mark on history at the Museum of American Revolution’s “topping off” ceremony, which marks reaching the literal highest point in the structure’s construction process. This Thursday, July 16th, at 11:45 a.m. the public is invited to sign their “John Hancocks” on a 40-foot beam that will subsequently be hoisted to the top of structure. The Museum will further pay tribute to this time-honored “topping-off” tradition by providing a lunch, courtesy of Wawa. An announcement of project updates will be included in the ceremony.

Among the dignitaries who will be there to mark the occasion include philanthropist and Museum benefactor H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, former governors Ed Rendell and Tom Corbett, and Museum President and CEO Michael Quinn.

All you history buffs keep a look out for the opening of the Museum set for early 2017. The Museum of American Revolution will showcase a renowned collection of artifacts, artwork and manuscripts from the one of the most vital times in our nation’s history. They’ll even display some personal belongings from our Founding Fathers, including George Washington himself. Prepare to relive the past through immersive settings and dynamic theaters that be included in the museum’s exhibitions design. Review the entire history of the war, from the initial outbreak of the conflict all the way through to the signing of the Declaration.

The Museum of the American Revolution building construction site is located on 101 South 3rd Street, in close proximity to prominent historical sites like Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall, Franklin Court, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution.

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