Sixth Grade Overnight Trip to Historical Philadelphia

A historically packed and fun-filled two-day trip to Philadelphia gave Allen-Stevenson sixth graders a chance to experience important landmarks and sites and meshed with the boys’ history studies.
The visit included The National Constitution Center, the new Museum of the American Revolution, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. Boys saw where both the Constitution and The Declaration of Independence were created and, in Signer’s Hall at the Constitution Center, the boys saw real-life statues of the delegates who were in the room where it happened.

The boys were fortunate to see the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, at the University of Pennsylvania, where alumnus and last year’s commencement speaker John H. Pollack '82 is Curator of Research Services. Mr. Pollack met with the boys and gave them a tour of the Center. Mr. Pollack displayed out historical maps and documents from the colonial era along with documents related to slavery.

And, the trip was not without a little leisure time! A 76ers basketball game gave the boys time to kick back and relax.

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.