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The Independence Seaport Museum: Telling History And Promoting A Vital Resource

Summer draws people to the water, but Philadelphia’s rivers are important to city residents year round. As WRTI's Susan Lewis reports, that’s the message of the Independence Seaport Museum, on the Delaware River at Penn's Landing.

The Independence Seaport Museum is open daily, with extended hours Thursday through Saturday during the summer. Tides of Freedom,an exhibition now at the Seaport Museum through 2015, tells of the role of the river in the African-American experience.

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Listen to Susan's interview with Museum President John Brady.

Susan writes and produces stories about music and the arts. She’s host and producer of WRTI’s TIME IN online interview series, and contributes weekly intermission interviews for The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert series. She’s also been a regular host of WRTI’s Live from the Performance Studio sessions.