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Neighborhood House, New Organ Earn Pew Arts Recognition

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Tentatively entitled “Inaugural Commission for the Christ Church Organ,” the project will feature a new composition by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in celebration of the new Christ Church pipe organ.


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The Race to Save Benjamin Franklin’s Cracked Gravestone

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The staff at Christ Church Burial Ground monitored the crack for decades until, in 2016, they knew they had no choice but to act. Growth of the fissure was still accelerating, putting one of the most important gravesites in the United States at risk of being lost forever.


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Restoration Project Gives New Life To Ben Franklin’s Grave

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For the past few weeks the opening in the brick wall surrounding Christ Church Burial Ground has been closed off with tarp. The main attraction sitting behind it—Benjamin Franklin’s grave—is currently undergoing careful restoration to rescue Franklin’s tombstone from a heavily damaged state.


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