Carpentars’ Hall Recovery Benefit and VIP Access: Past Tense – Turning to History in Uncertain Times
In partnership with Carpenters’ Hall, NLM is proud to host this topical conversation about the power of history.
NLM brings together a panel featuring Michael Idriss, African American Interpretive Fellow at Museum of the American Revolution; Don Wildman, host of Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum and the podcast American History Hit; and Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, in a discussion examining the complex power that history holds over the future, and what’s at stake in the battles we wage over interpretations of the past in our museums, our classrooms, and on our screens.
VIP ticket holders are invited to join a pre-event reception with sales benefitting the Carpenters’ Hall Recovery Fund. Tickets include an exclusive cocktail reception with hosts and panelists, with remarks from Don Wildman.
VIP Event 5:30-6:30 pm
Panel Discussion 6:30-7:30 pm
Tickets on Sale Soon
About Carpenters’ Hall Recovery
Located in Independence National Historical Park and a National Historic Landmark, Carpenters’ Hall was built in the early 1770s and hosted the First Continental Congress in 1774, one of the most significant events in the founding of our nation. On Christmas Eve 2022, Carpenters’ Hall was broken into and a fire was started in the basement. The fire came at the end of a once-in-a-generation preservation project, and after eight months of closure, the Hall was set to reopen in February.