This museum does have some interesting historical items on display, including the wampum belt given to William Penn by the Lenape Indians and the desk used by George Washington when he was president in Philadelphia. However, the musuem is small and those who have recently restored it have rather unwisely decided to convert most of the first floor into a giant map of the city, taking up much valuable display space. In much of the rest of the musuem the exhibits are randomly displayed, with Joe Frazier's boxing gloves next to a glass used by Benjamin Franklin for a toast. Just because the museum is small doesn't mean that it can't present the history of this great city in a cohesive manner, and some of the displays, such as seats from the old Vet, would be of little interest to non-natives of the area. Worth a look for locals like myself, but I expected a bit more after being closed for several years of renovations.
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