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8/8/2012 - Trip to Independence Seaport Museum

Bus Trip to
Independence Seaport Museum at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia

It’s All About Pirates Day!

Come enjoy the fun exploring the water related art and artifacts, exhibits, historic ships and pirate event- all included in the price of the Cumberland County Library sponsored trip. The bus transportation, admission to the Independence Seaport Museum’s galleries and the Spanish-American War Cruiser Olympia and the World War II Submarine Becuna are all included. The trip will take place on Saturday, September 15.
The price for adults is $25 and for children, $20. Registration is required and payment is due at the time of registration. Payment is due by September 8. The bus leaves the county library at 9:30 a.m. and returns at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Independence Seaport Museum is located on Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing waterfront, a short distance walk from the historic district and many shops and restaurants.

Launched in 1892, The Olympia is the oldest steel warship afloat in the world and the only sole surviving naval ship of the Spanish-American War. On May 1, 1898, in an eight-hour battle, Olympia devastated the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Manila Bay in the Philippines

Launched in 1944, the submarine, Becuna, completed five wartime patrols in the Pacific Ocean and was built in Philadelphia for the U.S. Navy.

After exploring the ship and submarine, learn about the region's rich maritime heritage at Independence Seaport Museum. Wander through galleries highlighting immigration, underwater exploration, and sea commerce; examine nautical art, artifacts, and intricate ship models; watch craftsmen building wooden boats.

On Saturday, September 15, the Seaport Museum hosts a hands-on family program with a maritime theme. On that day, it’s all about pirates! Visitors will be able to make and take a pirate map and children may dress like pirates. The Seafarin’ Saturday activities and crafts are included in the price of the ticket.

Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cumberland County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

Cumberland County Library is located at 800 E. Commerce St., Bridgeton, NJ. Call 856-453-2210 Ext. 101 for further information.