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Historic Germantown

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Philadelphia has a rich culture far beyond center city. I have lived here all my life and have yet to cover all of the rich historical grounds the city has to offer. I can’t comment too much about center city because that’s just not my cup of tea. I can tell you about inside the city; West Philly, North Philly, SW Philly, East Falls, Etc. Over the last few months I have vacated my apartment in East Falls and recently became a home owner in the city’s Germantown area. At first, I thought Germantown was a bit noisy but I have come to love it just the same.

I recently had the opportunity to actually check out the area. Germantown is full of historical landmarks. I did get a chance to check out the Johnson House. This home was used as a station on the underground rail road. There is even a story about the first kidnapping for ransom in the history of the United States; it happened in Philadelphia.

Check out the website and come venture out of Center City. Who knows; you may even enjoy yourself.

http://www.ushistory.org/germantown/upper/charley.htm

Juneteenth Journey

This tidbit caught my ear on the Channel 6 early-morning news:

A piece of American History will make its way through the streets of Philadelphia today.

A special procession will escort a rare, official copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
It’s moving from the Pennsylvania Historical Society to the African American Museum as a part of a Juneteenth observance at 9:30 a.m.

I couldn’t find anything on the museum’s website telling whether this document will be on public display, and, if so, for how long.

I hope so.

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