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Philadelphia is the nation’s first official World Heritage City!

Special thanks to Global Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter and the City of Philadelphia, and the many business and cultural leaders who helped to make this happen.

A special shout out to Richard Hodges, former Penn Museum Director, credited with first suggesting the idea of applying for World Heritage City status, in this Associated Press story.

Last year Penn Museum Director Julian Siggers offered up an Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Business Journal in support of Philadelphia’s initiative to become a World Heritage Site: "Philadelphia's museums are a global resource"

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Jill DiSanto, Public Relations Director