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Word on the Hill: Toomey Checks Out New American Revolution Museum

Lawmakers celebrate National Park Week

Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey got an early look at a new museum in Philadelphia. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, R-Pa., recently got a sneak peak at the Museum of theAmerican Revolution in Philadelphia, which is set to open to the public on Wednesday.

It is the first national museum that tells the entire story of the American Revolution and has more than 3,000 items in its collection, CBS reported.

Opening day is the anniversary of the “shot heard ’round the world,” the first shots fired in Lexington, Massachusetts, to start the battles of Lexington and Concord.

The senator tweeted about his visit to the new Philadelphia attraction with his wife and son.

It’s National Park Week

Some lawmakers took a moment to celebrate on Twitter.

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Chris Pack has joined American Crossroads as communications director. He was previously deputy communications director at the National Republican Campaign Committee.

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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., 37.

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Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., 66.

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