Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Can the city support another private museum on Independence Mall?

READER POLL

Can the city support another private museum on Independence Mall?

Yes, Revolutionary War museum will fill a gap in telling nation's story
 
  279 (43.1%)
No, tough economic times to launch a museum that charges for tickets
 
  100 (15.5%)
Yes, as long as Independence Mall museums coordinate multi-visit discounts
 
  161 (24.9%)
No, Philadelphia already has history overload
 
  107 (16.5%)
Total votes = 647
Elsewhere on the site:
 
Revolutionary War museum closer to reality
 
New museum moves closer to reality


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