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Around Mansfield: My love affair with museums started early

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Elizabeth Drinker, a socially prominent Philadelphian, noted in a diary entry for Feb. 15, 1799, that her children planned a visit “this forenoon to Peels Museum.”

She went on to add “on some accounts I do not like it, there are some queer sights there.” Her reference was to Charles Willson Peale, the well-known portrait painter of the Revolutionary generation and the founder of an early American museum.

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