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Pottstown Collector’s Illustrations In Historic Show

Revolutionary Illustrations Exhibit (King Of Prussia PA)KING OF PRUSSIA PA – What is being described by the Schuylkill River Heritage Area as a “unique exhibit of Revolutionary War illustrations” is scheduled to go on exhibit next Saturday (Feb. 22, 2014) at the visitor’s center in Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N. Outer Line Dr. The show continues through April 28.

The one-of-a-kind exhibit titled “Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution,” was assembled from images in the personal collection of Kurt Zwikl, executive director of the heritage area, which has offices in Pottstown. It features 42 illustrations by 16 different artists whose work originally appeared in 19th century publications.

Zwikl also has written a booklet to accompany the exhibit, that provides details about the artists who created the works. It will be available for purchase at the center.

The visitor center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. After the Valley Forge sow ends, the exhibit will move to Morristown National Historical Park in New Jersey, where it will hang in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum from June 23-26.

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