On Saturday the TVI students went on a very exciting tour of historical Philadelphia. The tour was organized by Trish Maunder and her crew at Philly Touch Tours (who did such a wonderful job with the Italian market tour the previous weekend). The tour started at the Philly Tour Hub, where the students were met by Chris Kuncio, who through his role as the young Ben Franklin, brings Philadelphia history to life through his knowledge of history and his witty insights into Benjamin Franklin and the rest of the founding fathers, much of which was delivered as a rap! The tour included stops at the Betsy Ross house, Franklin Print Shop, Carpenter’s Hall and then a thrilling visit to the Liberty Bell, where just for the TVI students (and the the envy of the other tourists present) the barriers were removed so that the students could approach and touch the Liberty Bell!
TVI students listening to the young Ben Franklin at the Philly Tour Hub
TVI Students listening to the young Ben Franklin
TVI students posing with the young Ben Franklin at the Philly Tour Hub. Special guest appearance by the retired guide dog Licorice.
TVI students examining a Betsy Ross American flag outside the Betsy Ross house.
TVI students listening to their guide outside the Franklin Print Shop
TVI students listening to a printing demonstration inside the Franklin Print Shop
Chosin examining a printing block
Tyler examining a printing block
Worker using the printing equipment at the Franklin Print Shop
TVI students examining a freshly printed document.
Kay examining a freshly printed document.
Students walking through historic Philadelphia
Kay examining the Liberty Bell with Independence Hall in the background.
Kay touching the Liberty Bell
Zachariah chatting with the park ranger as he touches the Liberty Bell.
Zachariah touching the Liberty Bell
Shamirah touching the Liberty Bell crack.
Shamirah bending down to look under the Liberty Bell
Brian touching the Liberty bell
Brysheen smiles as he poses in front of the Liberty Bell
Sarah touching the crack of the Liberty Bell
Sarah feeling some of the lettering on the Liberty Bell
Jessica posing in front of the Liberty Bell
Chosin touching the Liberty Bell
Chosin chatting with the Touch Tour guides in front of the Liberty Bell
Rashad feeling some of the lettering on the Liberty Bell
Rashad posing in front of the Liberty Bell
Shahdirah touching the Liberty Bell
Tyler and RA Elisa look very excited to be checking out the Liberty Bell!
Tyler touching the crack of the Liberty Bell
Tyler reaching up to feel the mount above the Liberty Bell
Scot touching the Liberty Bell
Scot posing with his patriotic shirt in front of the Liberty Bell
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