Friends of Independence National Historical Park Hosts Adopt-an-Artifact Event

February 17, 2017

 

Media Advisory                                                         Maiti Gallen, Program Director

mgallen@friendsofindependence.org

                                                                                    215-861-4971

Friends of Independence National Historical Park Hosts Adopt-an-Artifact Event 

PhiladelphiaFriends of Independence National Historical Park will host an Adopt-an-Artifact event to support Independence National Historical Park’s priceless artifacts that are in need of conservation. The event will allow the public to learn more about the program and the newest artifact available for adoption.  By adopting an artifact, the “adopter” ensures that priceless artifacts will be available to the public for generations to come. 

What:  The Adopt-an-Artifact event will feature a portrait commissioned in 1778 of Conrad Alexandre Gerard, the first French foreign minister to the new United States.  In 2018, our nation will celebrate the 240th anniversary of the French-American Alliance.  Conrad Alexandre Gerard was the lead negotiator of the treaty between the two nations. 

Who: Friends of Independence National Historical Park & Independence National Historical Park are sponsoring the event.  The event is open to the public.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Independence National Historical Park – the Portrait Gallery in the Second Bank of the United States located on Chestnut Street between 4th & 5th Streets.

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