Museum changes name of Patriots Gallery to Eagles Gallery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) A Philadelphia museum dedicated to America's revolutionary patriots is temporarily renaming its biggest gallery in honor of the city's Super Bowl-bound football team.
The Museum of the American Revolution on Thursday rechristened its Patriots Gallery as the Eagles Gallery. The new name will stay through Super Bowl Sunday when the Eagles face the New England Patriots.
Museum President Michael Quinn says the Super Bowl is a fitting analogy for Philadelphia because the city was the birthplace of the revolt that pitted underdog colonists against the vaunted British army in the American Revolution.
Now, 242 years later, Quinn says, ''Philadelphia is again the underdog.''
The Super Bowl is Feb. 4.