Seed of a Nation Exhibit
William Penn: Seed of a Nation Exhibit
Winner of the 2011 Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH); the nation’s most prestigious competition for recognition of achievement in state and local history.
William Penn: The Seed of a Nation explores the symbolic legacy William Penn has left behind, his face and name being used in art, politics, religion, business, and advertising as an iconic representation of trust and integrity. The exhibit features objects excavated from the foundations of William Penn’s original summer house and kitchen house during the archeological digs conducted at Pennsbury in the 1930s, a copy of the Charter of Pennsylvania, dioramas featuring life-sized models of early Pennsylvanians who lived and worked at Pennsbury Manor, and a number of fun and interesting activities.