Philadelphia to celebrate first World Heritage Solidarity Day

By Ryanne Persinger Tribune Staff Writer

Philadelphia’s own Chris Matthews of MSBNC’s “Hardball,” Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and Mayor Jim Kenney will come together to celebrate the city’s first World Heritage Solidarity Day on Thursday.

The observance will highlight Philadelphia becoming the first and only member in the United States to join the Organization of the World Heritage Cities in November. Thursday’s event will take place at 6 p.m. inside the Wanamaker Building at 100 Penn Square East.

Solidarity Day — which is celebrated around the world by over 266 foreign nations that are designated World Heritage Cities — is a yearly event on September 8 that acknowledges the distinction of being a member of the OWHC.


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