H. RES. 322
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 22, 2011
Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania (for himself and Mr. Gerlach) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources
Recognizing the National Center for the American Revolution for its role in telling the story of the American Revolution and its continuing impact on struggles for freedom, self-government, and the rule of law throughout the world and encouraging the Center in its efforts to build a new Museum of the American Revolution.
Whereas the American Revolution secured the independence of the United States and made possible a vibrant system of self government based on liberty and equality;
Whereas the history and ideas of the American Revolution have sustained the Nation through its moments of greatest peril, and inspired many of its greatest achievements;
Whereas the National Center for the American Revolution is the steward of a nationally significant collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and artwork from the period of the American Revolution;
Whereas the National Center for the American Revolution has committed itself to establishment of a new “Museum of the American Revolution” that is to be built in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just steps from Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Carpenter’s Hall, and Christ Church;
Whereas the Museum of the American Revolution will be built in one of the Nation’s most historic neighborhoods, visited by many millions of people from around the world each year;
Whereas the Museum of the American Revolution will tell the entire story of the American Revolution, providing a context for heritage tourists as they travel to other Revolutionary-era sites in Philadelphia and throughout the United States;
Whereas the National Center for the American Revolution is actively working to be a “connector” to other American Revolution organizations and sites through its Web site and with collaborative programming; and
Whereas the National Center for the American Revolution and its proposed Museum of the American Revolution will provide future generations with both a physical and a virtual venue to learn the story of the American Revolution: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives recognizes the contribution of the National Center for the American Revolution to the preservation of the story of the founding of the United States and expresses its support for the Center’s efforts to establish an appropriate museum to tell this story to future generations.