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April 15, 2014

The American Philosophical Society Museum Presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, And The Founding Of A Nation, April 17-December 28

The American Philosophical Society Museum Presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, And The Founding Of A Nation, April 17-December 28

Opening this Thursday, April 17, the American Philosophical Society Museum presents Jefferson, Philadelphia, and the Founding of a Nation, an in-depth look at the life of Thomas Jefferson during his time in Philadelphia. The influential founding father spent a significant amount of time in Philadelphia and initiated nationwide change from his temporary home here. Further […]

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May 23, 2013

The American Philosophical Society Museum Hosts An Evening Of Interactive Art, Music And More At Its Look, Draw, Make Open House

The American Philosophical Society Museum Hosts An Evening Of Interactive Art, Music And More At Its Look, Draw, Make Open House

In conjunction with its new exhibit, Through the Looking Lens: Cornelius Varley’s Wondrous Images of Art And Science, 1800-1860 which showcases the watercolors of Cornelius Varley, a British inventor and artist, the American Philosophical Society Museum hosts Look, Draw, Make: Exhibition Open House on Thursday, June 6. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., guests are invited […]

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May 22, 2013

The American Philosophical Society Museum Exhibits Art, History And Science In Through the Looking Lens And Drawing Room

The American Philosophical Society Museum Exhibits Art, History And Science In Through the Looking Lens  And Drawing Room

The American Philosophical Society Museum is known for housing thought‐provoking exhibitions of history, art and science, but rarely have the three disciples harmonized so completely at in its new display of watercolors by British artist/inventor Cornelius Varley. On view through December, Through the Looking Lens: Cornelius Varley’s Wondrous Images of Art and Science, 1800-1860 displays […]

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May 2, 2013

With Art Philadelphia: Top Picks for May 2013 Art Happenings In And Around The City

With Art Philadelphia: Top Picks for May 2013 Art Happenings In And Around The City

With so much happening on Philadelphia’s arts and culture scene, we want to make Uwishunu, in conjunction with sister site With Art Philadelphia (which just won a Webby Award!), your one-stop-shop for all that’s happening with local art. Every month, we gather our top art picks, featuring exhibits and events at smaller, alternative galleries and […]

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March 14, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Affordable Attractions In Philadelphia

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Affordable Attractions In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a great place to be on a budget. Many of our museums, theaters and historical landmarks often offer discounted tickets and cheap events on certain days. Plus, many of our great attractions are just inexpensive — or free! — to begin with. No matter what your budget is, this list encompasses plenty of […]

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December 5, 2012

Tonight Picks: City Hall Tree Lighting, Repeal Day Festivities, Deb Perelman Of Smitten Kitchen At The Free Library, Chestnut Hill’s Stag & Doe Night And More

Tonight Picks: City Hall Tree Lighting, Repeal Day Festivities, Deb Perelman Of Smitten Kitchen At The Free Library, Chestnut Hill's Stag & Doe Night And More

[The holidays in Philadelphia are totally action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can’t-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!] • City Hall Tree Lighting: Tonight, Philadelphia’s official Christmas […]

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October 10, 2012

Tonight Picks: Design Philadelphia Opening Night, Center City Restaurant Week, Secret Cinema Screening, Open Air, Theater And More

Tonight Picks: Design Philadelphia Opening Night, Center City Restaurant Week, Secret Cinema Screening, Open Air, Theater And More

[Evenings in Philadelphia are always action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can’t-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!] • Outdoor Dining: We’ve got some […]

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May 29, 2012

Celebrate The Super-Rare Transit Of Venus With Events At The American Philosophical Society Museum And Franklin Institute, June 1-10

Celebrate The Super-Rare Transit Of Venus With Events At The American Philosophical Society Museum And Franklin Institute, June 1-10

Every life is full of great firsts: a first word, a first kiss, even a first time on a roller coaster, or skydiving. But how about awesome events that are (almost certainly) lasting? June 5, it turns out, will be a monumental one of those. It’s the only time for the next 105 years that […]

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December 14, 2011

The American Philosophical Society Is Running A Sweepstakes To Give Away Cold Frames From Their Greenhouse

The American Philosophical Society Is Running A Sweepstakes To Give Away Cold Frames From Their Greenhouse

The American Philosophical Society Museum is hosting a sweepstakes through their Facebook page to give away one of the cold frames from their much-talked about greenhouse in Washington Square West. The cold frame gives you the ability to set up your own greenhouse, plus it’s kind of cool to own a piece of the museum’s […]

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August 17, 2011

The American Philosophical Society Museum To Install A Sustainable Greenhouse At Jefferson Garden, One Of Five Green Projects For Fall

The American Philosophical Society Museum To Install A Sustainable Greenhouse At Jefferson Garden, One Of Five Green Projects For Fall

The American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum is adding a page to Philadelphia’s green book with several momentous sustainable initiatives planned for the fall season. The museum is presenting a series of five distinct but inter-related public programs called “The Greenhouse Projects,” beginning on Friday, September 9. Inspired by its French exhibition “Of Elephants and Roses: […]

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