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September 22, 2014

The Great 12-Hour Tour, A Totally Free Tour Of The Entire City Of Philadelphia, Returns This Weekend, Saturday, September 27

This weekend, discover an amazing array of Philadelphia’s museums, cultural venues, historic sites and organizations in a single day on the annual Great 12-Hour Tour. This Saturday, September 27, embark on a free, ambitious 12-hour walking tour of Philadelphia led by members of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, some of the most knowledgable tour […]

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August 8, 2014

The African American Museum Presents Beyond Sustenance, Which Explores African American Agriculture And Its Unexpected Roles In Life, Select Dates Through August 24

The African American Museum in Philadelphia unveils a new series for the month of August, Beyond Sustenance, an interactive look at African American culinary traditions and how they relate to agriculture. Presented in part with the museum’s African American farming exhibitions, Distant Echoes: Black Farmers in America and Syd Carpenter: More Places of our Own, […]

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August 7, 2014

Historic Germantown Opens All 16 Of Its Historic Sites And Museums For Second Saturday, This Saturday, August 9

Historic Germantown opens the doors to all 16 of its houses, museums and destinations for its recurring Second Saturday event. This Saturday, August 9, from noon to 4 p.m., pick any of the historic destinations throughout the neighborhood to explore. The Wyck House hosts Behind the Fence Festival: Homegrown Food, sponsored by the nearby Weavers […]

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May 13, 2014

The Society Hill Open House And Garden Tour Puts The Spotlight On 10 Homes Throughout The Neighborhood, Sunday, May 18

Explore the homes of the historic Society Hill neighborhood as residents open their doors and gardens for the 36th annual open house and garden tour, a spring walking tour throughout the charming district. This Sunday, May 18, take in the architecture and decor at 10 private homes, ranging from modern remodels to original 18th-century designs. […]

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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

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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April 8, 2014

Historic Philadelphia Presents Colonial For A Day, An Opportunity For Children To Dress In 18th-Century Attire Throughout The Year

Dress as they would in the olden days as Historic Philadelphia unveils Colonial For A Day, a brand-new kid-friendly program. On certain days throughout the year, children are invited to dress up in 18th-century garb as they explore the sights of historic Philadelphia. Costume rental is available for both boys and girls and costs $24.95 […]

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March 19, 2014

Antique-A-Palooza Returns To The WHYY Building For Professional Antique Appraisals This Sunday, March 23

For anyone who has ever wondered about the value of antiques within their home, WHYY and Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers are ready to answer all of those questions at the Antique-a-Palooza event. This Sunday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., head out to the WHYY headquarters in Old City with collectibles in tow […]

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March 10, 2014

The Historical Society Of Pennsylvania Presents Ancestry Day, A Full Day Of Genealogy Discussions, Workshops And More, Saturday, March 15

Learn about your family tree this weekend as the Historical Society of Pennsylvania hosts Ancestry Day, a day of genealogy exploration with Ancestry.com. On Saturday, March 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., head to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for discussions from genealogy experts, lessons about Ancestry.com, information about the use of AncestryDNA to further […]

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March 6, 2014

The Philadelphia History Museum Hosts A Discussion Of Local Growth In Conversations: Northern Liberties In Words & Film, Saturday, March 8

In conjunction with its Philadelphia Voices exhibit about hipster haven Northern Liberties, the Philadelphia History Museum presents a multimedia program on Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. During Conversations: Northern Liberties in Words and Film, the museum will host readings about the reinvented neighborhood by speakers including Northern Liberties Neighbors Association president Matt Ruben and […]

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March 5, 2014

Roundup: Where To Celebrate Women’s History Month With Exhibitions, Special Events And More, All March Long

March is the month for honoring the legacy of history’s most incredible women, and it’s easy to join in the celebration in Philadelphia. With International Women’s Day approaching on Saturday, March 8, now is the time to mark Women’s History Month in the City of Brotherly Love by checking out everything from one-night-only special events […]

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