We had a great time at our at our First Annual Tree Lighting Event on Friday Night December 1st, 2012 in our courtyard at The Morris House and M Restaurant! The tree looked amazing and we were joined by so many friends, families and even a few famous celebrities. Our celebrities included founding father, Benjamin Franklin and our nation’s flag creator, Betsy Ross!
Benjamin Franklin is one of our nation’s most notable founding fathers. During his time he was a leading author, politician, scientist, inventor, statesman, and diplomat. He was nicknamed “The First American” because of his push for colonial unity. Living not far from the Morris-Reynolds house he would often walk past to get to where he needed to be. Franklin is also known for the creation of electricity so I am sure that he will appreciate our tree lighting honoring his discovery of electricity.
Betsy Ross is credited as being the maker of the first American flag. Ross was also responsible for embroidering Washington’s ruffled shirts and other sewing projects that this former president and army commander needed.
These two notable Philadelphian’s lived within blocks of the Morris House Hotel and walked the very streets that surround it back in the 1700’s. We hope you can visit The Morris House or M Restaurant this season so that you can experience a little of Philadelphia’s history and see our glorious holiday tree, which so many others enjoyed Friday during the Tree Lighting!
History and luxury combine at the Morris House Hotel. Built in 1787, the Morris House is a National Historic Landmark that has been renovated into one of Philadelphia’s finest luxury boutique hotels. Morris House Hotel is located 225 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.