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Current Exhibition

Views of Independence: 250 Years of Images Depicting Independence Hall and its Surroundings

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia will exhibit rare prints, manuscripts, architectural drawings and photographs that document the birthplace of America.  Included are rarely seen items that include the first drawing of Independence Hall by a professional architect, an 1870 proposal to build Philadelphia’s new city hall on Independence Square, and design proposals for Independence Mall that span eight decades.

Exhibition Dates: June 10 - September 2, 2016

Free Admission


Gallery Talks:

Presented by Gladys Brooks Curator of Architecture, Bruce Laverty.

Wednesday, August 3, 5:30PM

Registration is required for Gallery Talks. 

These events are free for Athenaeum Members.  Please call 215-925-2688 or email

Non-Members, $10

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Views of Independence Gallery Talk 8/3/2016

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