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Penn Design Alumni Restore Founder Benjamin Franklin’s Marble Grave Marker

Jun 29 2017
Category: Press

Two alumni from Penn’s School of Design led the restoration of a prominent historical landmark at Christ Church Burial Ground: Benjamin Franklin’s grave marker, where the University’s founder has rested for more than 225 years.


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Neighborhood House, New Organ Earn Pew Arts Recognition

Jun 21 2017
Category: Press

Tentatively entitled “Inaugural Commission for the Christ Church Organ,” the project will feature a new composition by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in celebration of the new Christ Church pipe organ.


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The Race to Save Benjamin Franklin’s Cracked Gravestone

May 23 2017
Category: Press

The staff at Christ Church Burial Ground monitored the crack for decades until, in 2016, they knew they had no choice but to act. Growth of the fissure was still accelerating, putting one of the most important gravesites in the United States at risk of being lost forever.


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Repairs completed to Ben Franklin’s grave

May 23 2017
Category: Press

Ben Franklin’s grave marker at Christ Church has been fully restored just in time for the summer tourist rush, and will be re-opened to the public Tuesday night.


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Repairs To Ben Franklin’s Grave In Old City Complete

May 22 2017
Category: Press

Just in time for tourist season, repairs to Benjamin Franklin’s grave have been completed at Christ Church burial ground in Old City. There will be an unveiling Tuesday evening.


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