National fund set up for Olympia restoration

    With six groups raising money on their own for the acquisition and preservation of the Cruiser Olympia, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has set up a separate fund to help raise money for the Penn’s Landing floating museum.

     

    Without an estimated $20 million in restorations, the ship is expected to sink in its place in about three years.

    The fund, as NewsWorks partner PlanPhilly reports, is a repository where interested parties can donate to the costly project. The National Trust fund is more of an ongoing, open-ended campaign, and  Interim CEO John Brady of the Independence Seaport Museum says he can’t estimate how much money it will take in.

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