Independence Hall is not falling down, but it needs our support
An exhibition just opened at the Chemical Heritage Foundation called "Things Fall Apart." It features a fascinating but sobering set of exhibits, collectively reminding us of the universal law of deterioration. Over time, everything "falls apart."
Our most precious historical and cultural treasures are not exempt from this law. Unfortunately, this includes Independence Hall, Philadelphia's iconic UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, and the national park it anchors.