Photo Set


Photos: Independence National Historical Park


March 15, 2012

Secretary Salazar spoke at a town hall with local tourism and business leaders in Philadelphia to emphasize the importance of international tourism to economic growth and job creation. The visit coincided with the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Convention, an international treaty that seeks to recognize and protect the world’s most significant places, such as Independence Hall, for future generations.


  • Secretary Salazar and Director Jarvis join Congressman Chaka Fattah and Irina Bokova, the Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, who is visiting Independence Hall to mark the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar tours the Independence National Historical Park.
  • Secretary Salazar and Director Jarvis join Congressman Chaka Fattah and Irina Bokova, the Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, who is visiting Independence Hall to mark the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar and NPS Director Jarvis touring Independence National Historic Park.
  • (left to right) NPS Director Jon Jarvis, NPS Ranger Bill Couglin, Secretary Salazar, Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Irina Bokova, and Congressman Chaka Fattah share a discussion at Independence National Historic Park. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    (left to right) NPS Director Jon Jarvis, NPS Ranger, Secretary Salazar, Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Irina Bokova, and Congressman Chaka Fattah share a discussion at Independence National Historic Park.
  • Secretary Salazar hosts a town hall meeting at Independence National Historical Park to discuss how to boost travel and tourism as a means to strengthen local economies and create jobs in Philadelphia. Tami A. Heilemann-Office of Communications
    Secretary Salazar speaks at a town hall meeting in Independence Hall.
  • Secretary Salazar tours the Independence National Historical Park.
  • Secretary Salazar and NPS Director Jarvis touring Independence National Historic Park.
  • (left to right) NPS Director Jon Jarvis, NPS Ranger, Secretary Salazar, Director General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Irina Bokova, and Congressman Chaka Fattah share a discussion at Independence National Historic Park.
  • Secretary Salazar speaks at a town hall meeting in Independence Hall.