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4519CW and UGRR museum to move

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  • 128thpa@comcast.net
    Mar 21 7:08 AM
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      Richard:

      I am a volunteer at the museum and I also just verified this with their education director and they are closing their doors the end of July. We were told as volunteers that we would be needed after that to start packing.

      May I ask if not who your friend is, then what connection they have?

      Thanks,
      Paula

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      From: <richard@...>
      A very well connected friend of mine tells me that the museum is ending
      programs July 31 -- but that they will remain open through September,

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      From: <128thpa@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:58 AM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] CW and UGRR museum to move

      The Civil War and Underground Railroad museum, at 1805 Pine St in
      Philadelphia will be closing at the end of July, 08 for about 2 years in
      preparation of their move. The museum will be moving to the former 1st
      National Bank of the United States at 3rd and Walnut which will provide more
      room for their holdings. If you plan on seeing the museum and haven't done
      so, you should do it by July or you will have to wait until 2010. This is
      the website, however, I must tell you that it hasn't been updated in awhile,
      but the basic info is correct.
      http://www.cwurmuseum.org/pages/PhilaCivilWar.htm
      Also, the home page wasn't working this AM, the other pages were. The CW
      and UGRR museum is the home of Meade's horse, Old Baldy's head and it
      contains the saddle that John Reynolds was on when he was killed. Other
      items of note, items belonging to Meade, Grant, Lincoln and a large
      collection of military escutcheons.

      From the web site:
      "The Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia (formerly the
      Civil War Library and Museum) is America's oldest chartered Civil War
      institution. Founded in 1888 by the members of The Military Order of the
      Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS), a post-war veteran's group
      composed of former Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, the organization moved to
      its present location at 1805 Pine Street in 1922."

      "The largest room in our current home is dedicated to the artifacts and
      images related to President Abraham Lincoln. In addition to numerous images,
      drawn, painted and photographed, of the former President, the Museum's
      collection also includes casts of his hands and a death mask. In addition to
      our collection, Philadelphia is fortunate to have another remarkable
      collection of material related to Lincoln, housed by the Union League of
      Philadelphia. "
      You can see a photo of the building here:
      http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/butowsky2/constitution5.htm

      I am a volunteer at the museum, so if you have any questions, I will try and
      answer them or give you a contact point that can.
      Paula

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