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Working Hand in Hand: Philadelphia’s Volunteer Fire Companies and the Insurance Industry

August 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Date:
August 8, 2015
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Venue

Mercer Museum

Carol Wojtowicz Smith, curator and archivist of the Philadelphia Contributionship, America’s oldest property insurance company, describes the relationship between Philadelphia’s volunteer fire companies and the insurance industry in the city, including the role of “fire marks.” Included with museum admission.

ROLLO'S FACTS

“Lucy” the horse was part of the work crew that built both Fonthill and the Mercer Museum. She hoisted the loads of mixed concrete up to workers.
Rollo's Fact 5

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