Independence Seaport Museum will debut a new exhibition,Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River on Saturday, May 4, 2013. This is the first exhibition in the Seaport Museum's River of Freedom series. Conceived by a committee of leading African-American scholars, and curated by University of Pennsylvania Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies Tukufu Zuberi, this show explores the concept of freedom through the lens of the African experience along the Delaware. Throughout the exhibition, Zuberi -- a practiced storyteller known for engaging a wide variety of audiences as a scholar, professor, and PBS History Detectives host -- will introduce each major section, touching on important these and crucial artifacts to provide visitors with a dramatic and engaging overview. The exhibition is scheduled to be open through 2015 and is included with regular Museum admission.
Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware Riverfeatures recently uncovered artifacts from the Museum's collection, gripping first-person accounts and interactive elements, providing visitors with opportunities for discovery and communication. Using four key moments in Philadelphia's history representing the themes of Enslavement, Emancipation, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights, Tides of Freedom urges visitors both to bear witness to a story central to Philadelphia and American history, and to think about the meaning of "freedom" both historically and in today's world. Visitors will have the opportunity to engage in an ongoing discussion via social media at several points in the exhibition.
Join the Independence Seaport Museum to explore the new exhibit Tides of Freedom: African Presence on the Delaware River and take a tour aboard the Schooner Amistad, May 24 - 29, 2013. The Museum will be open until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24 and Saturday, May 25.
Topsail Schooner Amistad is a Baltimore Clipper designed 129-foot schooner built in 2000. She carries 12 students and serves a variety of Ocean Classroom Foundation programs in 2013.Since her launch on March 25, 2000, Freedom Schooner Amistad has worked with international agencies and organizations in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe and West Africa in recognition and commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in the former British Empire (1807) and the United States (1808).
Friday, May 24, 2013
Open Ship: 5:00 – 7:00
Saturday,May 25, 2013
Deck Tours: 10:00 – 12:00
Sail: 1:00 – 3:00
Deck Tours: 4:00 to 7:00
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Deck Tours: 10:00 – 1:00
Sail: 2:00 to 4:00
Deck tours: 5:00 - 7:00
Monday,May 27, 2013
Deck Tours: 10:00 – 2:00
Sail: 3:00 – 5:00
Tuesday,May 28, 2013
Deck Tours: 10:00 – 4:00
Sail: 5:00 – 7:00
Wednesday,May 29, 2013
Deck Tour: 10:00 – 2:00
The Summer Wind, a 48-foot Chinese Junk-rigged schooner, will dock at the Independence Seaport Museum from May until October 2013. Visitors can board the Summer Wind and sail way on the Delaware River in three themed river tours daily (except Wednesday).
Check the time of sunset for the times shift around the Sunset Sail.
May 24 – August 11 (Closed Wednesdays)
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 History Sail Thursday through Tuesday
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tropical Sail Thursday through Tuesday
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tropical Sail Thursday through Tuesday
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese Sail Thursday through Tuesday
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunset Sail Thursday through Tuesday
10:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Moonlight Sail Thursday through Tuesday