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Reporting Tour to Philadelphia

May 6, 2009

Date: 05/06/2009 Location: Philadelphia, PA Description: New York Foreign Press Center Tour to Philadelphia, PA. State Dept Photo

May 6, 2009; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contact: New York Foreign Press Center

The New York Foreign Press Center, in cooperation with the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, conducted a reporting tour to one of the oldest and most historic cities in the U.S.  The tour included: a media availability with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter; a visit to the Liberty Bell and the National Constitution Center (the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to the history and ideals behind the U.S. constitution and where President Obama's historic "Race speech is displayed); a visit to the Barnes Foundation, home to the largest private collection of Impressionistic and Post Impressionistic art in the world; experienced contrasting art in the form of street murals and received a briefing on the history behind Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program. 

To demonstrate the city's ethnic and national diversity, the journalists visited the 118 year old Reading Terminal Market and sampled a variety of foods and home-baked goods.