BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF INDEPENDENCE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
EVENT DATE: Jun 07, 2014
The Rowdy River Rangers Dragon Boat Team is made up of volunteers with Independence National Historical Park, Friends & Young Friends of Independence, and coworkers from Independence National Historical Park. What we hope to achieve: promote First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program, foster off-the-clock teamwork for our volunteers & staff, bring attention to the wonderful FREE programs & activities offered in YOUR backyard, & to ultimately raise money for programs (such as Teacher-Ranger-Teacher, Junior Ranger, Independence Park Institute, the K-9 officer- Ken Franklin, and the Friends of Independence) and the MANY maintenance projects at the park. The pictures below reflect the water damage in the Second Bank of the United States. Plaster has been falling down and hitting some of the portraits. Two of our large portraits had to be covered: Henry Inman's portrait of William Penn and Thomas Sully's portrait of the Marquis de LaFayette. The portrait of Dr. Benjamin Rush had to be completely removed.