Sep. 14 | PaintNite at Independence

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Join us for an exclusive PaintNite in the Benjamin Franklin Courtyard to raise money for Independence National Historical Park!

You, with your friends and family, will enjoy a fun night of painting  on the historic grounds of our national park in the open night air. You will be painting the beautiful, patriotic painting above while raising money to preserve a historic statue of George Washington that is desperately in need of help.

The event is BYOB but our friends at Campo’s (just down the street!) will be providing a nice sampling of their delicious food for you to enjoy while you paint! You are also welcome to bring your own snacks and dinner to this event.

What your donation goes to

1A725B7D-155D-451F-67E8D44B267B998F-large In 1815, William Rush carved this pine wood statue of George Washington for an exhibition.   Today, visitors enjoy this painted full-length figure in the Second Bank of the United States Portrait Gallery.  Unfortunately, this sculpture has suffered from a vertical crack on the front chest and drapery due to inherent vice in the wood.  Recently, a conservator’s examination also identified several other cracks on the figure and its supporting column.  The park would like to have these cracks treated so that the work of art is in its best condition for exhibition.

Event Information

  • Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 PM start
  • Location: Franklin Court (Enter on Market Street,between 3rd and 4th streets)
  • Cost: $45 with a portion going to the George Washington statue

To Register,Click Here

Thank you to our sponsor for the evening