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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Wood Relic from Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Here is an interesting piece of history: a slice of wood that is a relic from Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA. The entire wall display is dated to 22 June 1925. It tells a little bit about where the wood came from (the floor boards where the Declaration of Independence was signed); and a a little history behind the building.

It has various signatures from Independence Hall Historical Society, as well as from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

It is also interesting to note that the Founding Fathers of the United States of America stood on this floor as they signed our nation's birth certificate.

Now, I guess it comes down to some people being interested, and others not. For someone who is, it truly is a remarkable piece to behold in person.

This is another item that will be part of my upcoming BibleAmerica250 exhibits and presentations. This series is a celebration of the upcoming semiquincentennial in 2026. My presentation itself is titled: "Christ, Creation, and the Declaration of Independence" -- and, Lord willing, will continue from Fall 2020, right through 2026.

I just finished one of my own projects related to this, and I will be happy to share it with you shortly.