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{{toplink|url=http://www.phillyseaport.org |name=phillyseaport.org}}The '''Independence Seaport Museum''' gives the following descriptive information:<blockquote>Founded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, Independence Seaport Museum is the region's primary repository of art, artifacts and archival materials documenting the diverse maritime history of the Greater Delaware Valley, and the history of the Port of Philadelphia and the other major urban ports of the Delaware River.<br><br>The Museum was incorporated in 1961 and began serving the public with small exhibitions and through the assemblage of a library, archival materials and collections. In 1974 the Museum moved to larger quarters within the Independence Park Historic District. At the same time, the Museum opened the Workshop on the Water - a fully operational boat building facility used for display and teaching purposes - on Penn's Landing, which not only established a strong institutional waterfront presence, but also became an anchor attraction for the revitalization of the historic waterfront area.<br><br>A new location on Penn's Landing became economically viable when the City of Philadelphia's Port of History building became available. A $15 million renovation and expansion on the building began in January 1994, and the new facility with increased exhibition, educational, library and storage/curatorial space and an incorporated Workshop on the Water opened to the public in July 1995, renamed as Independence Seaport Museum. In January 1996, the Museum assumed the responsibility for Olympia, Admiral Dewey's famed flagship during his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898, and the World War II submarine, Becuna, both of which are National Historic Landmarks.<br><br>Today, the Independence Seaport Museum is an anchor attraction on Penn's Landing, attracting visitors to experience both Philadelphia's heritage and current waterfront. The Museum educates area youth groups through interactive programs in its boat shop, presents changing exhibits in its galleries and hosts visiting ships and events year-round.</blockquote>
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{{toplink|url=http://www.phillyseaport.org |name=phillyseaport.org}}'''Independence Seaport Museum deepens the understanding, appreciation and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways''' through history, science, and art, plus experiences on the water.
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Dive into ''River Alive!'', a new exhibit that brings the wildlife, science, and wonder of the Delaware River up close. Raise the sails and discover the history of the U.S. Navy aboard Schooner ''Diligence'' and our National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser ''Olympia'' and Submarine ''Becuna''. Observe live demonstrations in the Museum’s boatbuilding workshop and get hands on with science, technology, engineering, and math in our Citizen Science Lab and MakerSpace. Uncover the past with one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America and experience the river with seasonal boat rentals and on-water tours. With so much to explore, Independence Seaport Museum is the premier, family-friendly destination on the Penn’s Landing Waterfront. 
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The Seaport Museum was founded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum and has become a key component of Philadelphia’s waterfront renaissance. We serve 110,000 visitors annually and are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.  
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''Note:''&nbsp;&nbsp;The above descriptive information came from the museum's [http://www.phillyseaport.org/about About the Seaport Museum] page.
  
 
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*Digital Collection:&nbsp;[http://gencat1.eloquent-systems.com/webcat/request/DoMenuRequest?SystemName=Independence+Seaport+Museum&UserName=archives+public&Password=&TemplateProcessID=6000_3355&bCachable=1&MenuName=Independence+Seaport+Museum J. Welles Henderson Archives & Library Collections Categories]
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*Digital Collection:&nbsp;[http://phillyseaport.org/online-exhibits Online Exhibits]
 
*Event Calendar: [http://www.phillyseaport.org/calendar Calendar]
 
*Event Calendar: [http://www.phillyseaport.org/calendar Calendar]
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*Volunteer:&nbsp;[http://phillyseaport.org/volunteer Volunteering at the Seaport Museum]
  
 
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*[[Penn's Landing Playhouse|Penn's Landing Playhouse‎]]
 
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Latest revision as of 11:56, 4 October 2019

phillyseaport.org

Independence Seaport Museum deepens the understanding, appreciation and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, and art, plus experiences on the water.

Dive into River Alive!, a new exhibit that brings the wildlife, science, and wonder of the Delaware River up close. Raise the sails and discover the history of the U.S. Navy aboard Schooner Diligence and our National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna. Observe live demonstrations in the Museum’s boatbuilding workshop and get hands on with science, technology, engineering, and math in our Citizen Science Lab and MakerSpace. Uncover the past with one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America and experience the river with seasonal boat rentals and on-water tours. With so much to explore, Independence Seaport Museum is the premier, family-friendly destination on the Penn’s Landing Waterfront.

The Seaport Museum was founded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum and has become a key component of Philadelphia’s waterfront renaissance. We serve 110,000 visitors annually and are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the museum's About the Seaport Museum page.

In The News

Info

See Also