William Penn and the Founding of the City

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Monday March 02

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

at the National Park Service Theater
Independence Visitor Center

599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Andrew Murphy, Professor of Political Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, looks at some of the enduring questions surrounding the life and legacy of William Penn. This talk will examine the significant events in Penn’s life and their effect on the development of his political thought. Explore how and why Penn took his inheritance and created plans for a major city that would take over 200 years to match his vision, and learn how Philadelphia's current-day form reflects his philosophical ideals and business plans.

$20 | General Admission

$15 | Alliance Member - sign in first (button in upper right) to automatically receive discount

$10 | College Student*

Free | High School Student*

*Email photo of valid student ID to Caroline Slama cslama@preservationalliance.com to receive student discount code.

View speaker schedule at www.preservationalliance.com/building-philadelphia-2020.

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