On Sunday, July 19, 2009, the Objectivist Party of New York, Objectivist Party of Pennsylvania and Objectivist Party of Massachusetts held a multi-affiliate meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The event was organized by Dr. Tom Stevens, OPNY President & Objectivist Party Chair, and Joe Rivera, OPMA President & Objectivist Party Vice-Chair.
The day started off with a business meeting over lunch at Vietnam Palace located at 222 North 11th Street in Philadelphia where we all sampled the restaurant's outstanding spring rolls and authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
Dr. Stevens suggested "The Voice Of Reason" could be a possible slogan for the Objectivist Party.
OPNY, OPPA & OPMA affiliate members visited the following sites:
Franklin Court Museum
Independence Visitor Center
Benjamin Franklin's Ghost
Second Bank of the United States
National Liberty Museum
Affiliate members took a rest and had a snack at Benjamin's Best Cafe Delights. Inside the National Liberty Museum, we saw blown glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly and other miniature glass sculptures by Milon Townsend. While there, we also saw Dale Chihuly's "Flame Of Liberty" as well as a film about how Mr. Chihuly makes his creations. We were all a little shocked to hear Dale Chihuly calls the four round kilns he uses to heat his glass "Glory Holes" but I guess it makes sense.
A big bonus of this multi-affiliate meeting was that we had an opportunity to look at all the beautiful skyscrapers that make up downtown Philadelphia.