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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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January 31, 2014

The Philadelphia History Museum Presents Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop To Hipster Mecca And The People In Between, Opening On February 20

Opening on February 20, The Philadelphia History Museum celebrates the Northern Liberties neighborhood with a dedicated exhibition in its Community History Gallery. Northern Liberties: From World’s Workshop to Hipster Mecca and the People in Between, shows Northern Liberties’ transformation from an industrial neighborhood, to its deindustrialization and depopulation, to the modern day neighborhood we know [...]

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January 27, 2014

A Guide’s View Of Philadelphia Spotlights Unique Facts About The City In A 9-Week Evening Lecture Series, February 3-March 31

Learn all of the little-known facts about Philadelphia from seasoned community members at A Guide’s View of Philadelphia, a lecture series presented by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides to teach attendees unique things about the City of Brotherly Love. Ever wonder why the William Penn statue on top of City Hall faces northeast? Or [...]

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January 22, 2014

World Cafe Live Celebrates The Birthday Of Scottish Poet Robert Burns With A Whiskey Tasting, Haggis Dinner And Poetry Readings, January 25

Celebrate Robert Burns, a famed Scottish poet and lyricist, with a traditional Scottish meal at World Cafe Live. Burns, also known as The Bard, is one of the leading figures of the Romantic movement in the late 18th century and has continued to have a major impact on Scottish literature even 200 years since his [...]

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December 16, 2013

Valley Forge Park Celebrates The Anniversary Of The Continental March In With Candlelight Tours, Music And More, Thursday, December 19

The historic Valley Forge park celebrates the 236th anniversary of the march in of General George Washington’s Continental Army to Valley Forge with a free tour of the very grounds that the army marched and lived on. For six months, the Continental Army called Valley Forge Park home, and on Thursday, December 19, the exact [...]

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