PECO Go 4th & Learn: Historic Philadelphia

PECO Go 4th & Learn: Historic Philadelphia
July 3rd, 2020 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time with stories of history and adventure with some of Philadelphia’s most historic figures. Eavesdrop on Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams as they debate the Declaration at their favorite watering hole, City Tavern.  And, over at the Betsy Ross House, the first lady of the Stars and Stripes shares the history of her flag-making skills that inspired General Washington’s famous visit in 1777. Thanks to Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

2020-07-03 10:00:00 2020-07-03 12:00:00 America/New_York PECO Go 4th & Learn: Historic Philadelphia PECO Go 4th & Learn: Historic Philadelphia on July 03, 2020 @ 10:00 am --- Travel back in time with stories of history and adventure with some of Philadelphia’s most historic figures. Eavesdrop on Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams as they debate the Declaration at their favorite watering hole, City Tavern.  And, over at the Betsy Ross House, the first lady of the Stars and Stripes shares the history of her flag-making skills that inspired General Washington’s famous visit in 1777. Thanks to Historic Philadelphia, Inc. --- https://welcomeamerica.com Virtual

Make an American Flag with Betsy Ross

At the Betsy Ross House, the first lady of the Stars and Stripes shows you how to sew the stars on an American Flag.

Small Talk with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams & Ben Franklin

Eavesdrop on Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as they debate the Declaration outside their favorite watering hole, City Tavern.

Insight with Bishop Richard Allen

Bishop Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, shares his experiences that shaped his perspective of the Declaration of Independence and the 4th of July celebration.

Flat Benjamin

Hi, I’m Benjamin Franklin and I’m one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, the country you are living in. I’m excited to experience Wawa Welcome America with you! Let’s go, this is going to be electric!

Color Me: Use your favorite colors to bring me to life! Of course, my favorites are red, white & blue.

Daily Exploration: Snap a photo of me, you & an American Flag! Don’t have one? No problem! Let’s see your best illustration!

Share your photo using  #PECOGo4th&Learn

Global Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s heritage is globally recognized!

Philadelphia joined the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) on November 5, 2015, thereby becoming the first “World Heritage City” in the United States. With this designation, we have joined a community of about 300 World Heritage Cities around the world, including Vienna, Cairo, Paris, Jerusalem, Timbuktu, Rome, Berlin, Kyoto, and Amsterdam. View the full list of World Heritage Cities here.

Why is Philadelphia a World Heritage City?

We achieved this designation because we have a UNESCO World Heritage Site of “outstanding universal value,” Independence Hall, and because of the rich array of historic buildings and cultural sites located throughout the city, including 67 National Historic Landmarks. Our World Heritage City is also a “City of the World’s Heritages,” composed of a dynamic tapestry of unique neighborhoods and international communities, woven together to form a truly diverse city of global distinction. For more information, visit worldheritagephl.org or view our 28-minute documentary here.

Louie The Lightning Bug

Explore electric safety with Louie ®
 

The series is hosted by Power 99’s Cappuchino, along with her daughter Ava, as part of her Capp’s Kidz program.

This event is proudly sponsored by:

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