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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 51, December 17, 2006, Article 12

QUIZ ANSWER: DU SIMITIERE'S AMERICAN MUSEUM SITE

Last week Pete Smith posed this question about Du Simitiere’s
American Museum: "If a traveler wished to visit the location of
the American Museum today, what would they find occupying the site?"

Gar Travis writes: "I like these quizzes - some are rather challenging.
Du Simitiere’s American Museum was initially housed in his home until
1794, when he rented space at the American Philosophical Society
building.  In 1802 he moved the museum to the Pennsylvania State
House (Independence Hall) where it remained until 1829.  Source:
www.answers.com )"

Yes, but what occupies the initial museum site today?  It could have
been a cheesesteak stand for all I know.  But Pete's answer is one
we all recognize.  Joel Orosz writes: "The answer to the question
is the Fourth (and current) United States Mint!

"One correction, though--although I would be proud to be an EAC
Board member, I am not now, nor have I ever been a member of that
Board.  I am a long-time Board member of the NBS."

[NBS Board member Joel Orosz is the author of “The Eagle That is
Forgotten.”, a great book about Pierre Eugene du Simitiere.
-Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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