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Chapter Event - Washington Group & Philadelphia - 2017 Bombash

2017 Bombash

Explorers Club Washington Group and the Philadelphia Chapter
September 29 – October 1, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

You are cordially invited to attend the ECWG Bombash. Held jointly and organized with the Explorers Club Group of Philadelphia, from Friday 29 September through Sunday 1 October 2017.

Let’s go see where our Constitution was written. Walk in the footsteps of the authors of our country. This will be an extraordinary joint event that combines the efforts of the ECWG and the Philadelphia Chapter for a weekend in Philadelphia, the Birthplace of our Nation and the first World Heritage City in the United States.

We have filled a short weekend with events and places to see. There are many explorers to meet! For those who have never experienced a Bombash, it’s a great way to get to know our colleagues. Our aim is to have a Bombash that is informative, relaxing, and FUN!! Show up to represent ECWG and to soak up history while socializing in the City of Brotherly Love.

You are responsible for your own accommodations and travel to and from Philladepphia, PA. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Warwick Hotel at Rittenhouse Square, 220 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA until August 29 at $199 + 15% tax, double occupancy.
CODE: Explorers Club


The 2017 Bombash events in Philadelphia will be centered around Independence Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Friday, September 29

6:30-9:00 PM - We will kick off Bombash with an informal dinner at Villa D’Roma located in Little Italy at 936 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Dutch.

Saturday, September 30

9:30-10:45 AM
Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market Street
Constitutional Walking Tour around sites that played a major part in our history. The tour will last about 75 minutes and will stop at Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Constitution Center and Carpenters Hall, to name a few. $25.00

11:00 -12:00 noon
Independence Hall. Our walking tour will be followed by a ranger led tour around the first floor of Independence Hall, a World Heritage Site.

12:00-1:30 PM
Lunch at City Tavern, 138 S. 2nd Street. Dutch
The original City Tavern, destroyed in the late 1800s, was rebuilt in 1976 in time for the bicentennial celebration. City Tavern was a meeting place for our Founding Fathers. The Tavern served as a headquarters for George Washington for 3 days during the Revolutionary War. The first 4th of July was celebrated there.

1:40-3:00 PM
After lunch we will tour Philadelphia’s newest museum, the Museum of the American
Revolution. 101 S. 3rd Street, where we will have a 30-minute presentation on the archaeological excavation for the museum in 2014. Highlights include artifacts dating back to the 1750s. $25.00

6:00-9:00 PM
Union League of Philadelphia, 140 S. Broad Street
Dinner Lecture. Dr. Robert Peck (FN 83) will present “A Glorious Enterprise: Two Hundred Years of Exploration and Discovery at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia”. Dr. Peck is Senior Fellow and Historian at the Academy. He will discuss America’s oldest natural history institution, enlivening his talk with fascinating photographs from the Academy’s archives and collections. Dinner $55.00

Sunday, October 1

Optional: Informal tour at Reading Terminal Market, 51 North 12 Street. Meet at the Seating Area. Dutch treat.

Reservation Notes:

Cost for Saturday Events: $105 (not including lunch at City Tavern)
Only Saturday Dinner at Union League: $55.00

To reserve, please contact Arnella Trent: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact Arnella directly to make individual arrangements if you cannot participate in the whole program.

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