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Press Releases

October 2021
Independence Seaport Museum to Commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the Return of the Unknown Soldier

July 2021
Independence Seaport Museum Brings 60 Years of Maritime Exhibits and On-Water Activities to Penn’s Landing

May 2021
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at the Independence Seaport Museum

April 2021
ISM Announces the Return of On-Water Programming, Change in Hours of Operation 

March 2021
Independence Seaport Museum Announces Plans to Honor the Centennial Anniversary of the American Unknown Soldier from World War I’s Journey Home Aboard Cruiser Olympia

February 2021
Independence Seaport Museum to Reopen on March 20

January 2021
Independence Seaport Museum Announces New President & CEO Peter Seibert

Independence Seaport Museum Awarded $240,000 Grant from the William Penn Foundation 

December 2020
Celebrate the Holiday Sea-son with Independence Seaport Museum 

August 2020
Independence Seaport Museum President  and CEO to Retire at the End of the Year

July 2020
Independence Seaport Museum to Reopen on July 18

June 2020
Independence Seaport Museum Recipient of National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town Grant

Independence Seaport Museum Wins Special Achievement Award from American Alliance of Museums

A Message of Solidarity From Independence Seaport Museum

March 2020
Independence Seaport Museum Takes Preventative Measures in Regard to COVID-19, Closes to Public as of March 13

December 2019
Independence Seaport Museum Lends USS Olympia Gangway Board to Tomb Guards of the Unknown Soldier

September 2019
Independence Seaport Museum Announces “Fall Into The Arts” Programming

June 4, 2019
Independence Seaport Museum Receives Grant from William Penn Foundation

April 2019
Independence Seaport Museum Celebrates Summer Fun on the Delaware River 

February 2019
Independence Seaport Museum Opens New Exhibition ‘The British Mistake’

November 26, 2018
Independence Seaport Museum Unveils Landmark River Alive! Exhibition

April 10, 2018
Independence Seaport Museum Celebrates Summer Fun on the River

December 5, 2017
Independence Seaport Museum Receives Grant from William Penn Foundation

March 27, 2017
Independence Seaport Museum Announces the Opening of Three New Exhibits

January 4, 2017
Independence Seaport Museum Awarded $1.2 Million Grant From The William Penn Foundation

November 22, 2016
Parade of Lights Returns to the Waterfront on December 10

November 2016
Independence Seaport Museum’s Veterans Day Celebration

October 2016
Independence Seaport Museum Presents Compassion in Action

September 2016
Independence Seaport Museum to Host the Philadelphia Cup Regatta as Part of ‘River Days’

Independence Seaport Museum to Host Walnut2Walnut Challenge as Part of ‘River Days’

May 2016 
Independence Seaport Museum Announces Deck

Independence Seaport Museum Presents Artship Olympia

Independence Seaport Museum Commemorates Memorial Day

March 4, 2016
Independence Seaport Museum and U.S. Navy Celebrate Pi Day

March 2016
Independence Seaport Museum Debuts New Permanent Exhibition:Patriots & Pirates

February 3, 2016 
Independence Seaport Museum PresentsHello Sailor: The Sailor Icon in Pop Culture

February 3, 2016
Independence Seaport Museum Announces 2016 Schedule

January 26, 2016
Independence Seaport Museum Announces New Board Leadership

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