Stephenson said the museum's exhibits will create a "connecting narrative" for historic pieces spread across Philadelphia and the nation, a narrative that is often lost, he said.
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The idea is to make the Revolutionary period real and relatable to visitors, "not just looking at a bunch of, you know, old brown things on a wall," Stephenson said.
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