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In the 1790s, when Philadelphia was the nation's capital, George and Martha Washington and then John and Abigail Adams lived in Philadelphia theirs was the biggest house in town. In this short WHYY Experience video (2007), find out more about this first presidential mansion and the enslaved Africans the Washington's brought from Virginia.
On June 12, 2007, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane hosted a discussion about recent archeological finds and future interpretation at the site of George Washington's Philadelphia home. Guests include Dennis Reidenbach, Superintendent for Independence National Historical Park, Jed Levin, one of the Park Service's archaeologists, and Henry Wiencek, author of An Imperfect God, George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America. Listen to or download the show now.
On March 7, 2007, Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane talked with Michael Coard, founding member of a community group that has pushed for recognition of the slaves and Emanuel Kelly, principal architect with the firm selected to design and build the project. USHistory.org has the audio and an update.
In October, 2003, the Liberty Bell's new home was both praised and criticized as the bell was moved to a new site adjacent to the long-demolished President's House. Joel Rose from WHYY reports on All Things Considered.
When the story of the President's House first broke in 2001, WHYY was there. Listen to FM News and Radio Times coverage on the President's House in Philadelphia.