Monday, July 03, 2017

USA 2018?

We are thinking about another family visit to the USA next year. So, as you do, I’ve been Googling places like New England and Philadelphia. On the website of the Philadelphia Museum of Art I found an etched glass goblet in honour of William of Orange (web page here). There is an identical one in the collection of the Corning Museum of Glass in New York (see web page here).

That then set me looking for Orange toasts, which is how I found this 29 point toast from 1821, which includes a verse to ‘our Roman Catholic countrymen;– may they love us as fellow Christians, and assist us as fellow subjects’.

The newly-opened $150m Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia looks like a must-see (see here) and this New York Times review makes it sound very good.

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