Social program:

(1) A reception will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 06:00PM on the 1st floor of the Science Education and Research Center (Map, # 45).

(2) The Banquet Dinner will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2017at 07:00PM.

(3) Tour of Independence Hall / Old City on Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2017: Independence Hall was constructed between 1732 and 1756 as the State House of the Province of Pennsylvania. From 1775 to 1783 this was the meeting place for the Second Continental Congress. In the Assembly Room of this building, the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. In the same room, the design for the American flag was agreed upon, the Articles of Confederation adopted and the U. S. Constitution drafted in 1787. The building, inside and out, has been restored wherever possible to its original late-18th century appearance. Most of the furnishing are period pieces, including the "rising sun" chair used by George Washington as he presided over the Constitutional Convention. In addition to a visit of Independence Hall, the tour will also include a guided walking tour of Old City.