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HISTORY HERITAGE †
LIVING-HISTORY KIOSKS THAT FEATURE VETERANS’ PERSONAL ACCOUNTS
THE CHANCE TO TRY ON A PARACHUTE BACKPACK AND IMAGINE JUMPING INTO COMBAT
DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN THE RUPTURED DUCK THEATER  Main Streets
Pennsylvania Veterans Museum
> paveteransmuseum.org
Step into the boots of an American soldier and picture yourself storming the beach at Normandy during D-Day, gearing up with your fellow Marines to land on an island in the South Pacific
or flying alongside one of the Tuskegee airmen as they pilot a P-51C Mustang through the skies of WWII. You can do all this and more at Media’s Pennsylvania Veterans Museum, where the goal is to bring to life the history of our honored veterans and recognize the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom and security. The museum is free and open to the public Thursday through Sunday from noon–
5 p.m., with special hours on Veterans Day and Memorial Day.
Riv erside
1724 Old Chester Courthouse
> Avenue of the States, Chester, PA
If the walls of the Old Chester Courthouse could talk, you’d hear some pretty crazy stories. Built six years after William Penn’s death — and eight years before George Washington’s birth — this building truly saw the birth of a nation. The Declaration of Independence would have been read here on July 8th, 1776 — the day that the Continental Congress instructed the county courts within 100 miles of Philadelphia to do so. President-Elect George Wash- ington made a stop in Chester — passing by the courthouse — on his way to his inauguration in New York. And, James Fitzpatrick, a.k.a. “Sandy Flash,” was
convicted here in 1778 and executed at the intersection of Provi- dence and Edgmont Roads. Talk about opening a door to history!
(Tours can be arranged by calling 610-876-5355.)
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