The years-long campaign to launch a museum in Philadelphia honoring the soldiers of "America's original ‘greatest generation' " reaches another milestone Tuesday.
Having secured a prime location two years ago at Third and Chestnut Streets in the city's historic district, the museum planned by the American Revolution Center now has a dignified, red-brick design by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern that should offer visitors an inviting setting both day and night, given its distinctive, lighted cupola.
Also significant, the $150 million project has secured another major funding source to build upon Gov. Corbett's state pledge of $30 million, with the announcement of a $40 million challenge grant by ARC board Chairman H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who is an owner of The Inquirer's parent company. The museum must match that gift with other donations.