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Tonight our President, Mike Adams, won the SMA Award at the Small Museum Association annual conference and was recognized for his dedication to small museums and historic sites in the Philadelphia area. Congratulations, Mike! We are so proud.
Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for Drinks and Dread: An Evening of Morbid Philadelphia History! 👻
Special thanks to our partners:
American Philosophical Society
We are so excited for tonight's SOLD OUT Drinks and Dread: An Evening of Morbid Philadelphia History!
If you have tickets for the event, be sure to dress warmly for the walking tour - we'll be outside for about an hour, and it looks like it's going to be a chilly evening! 👻
If you didn't get tickets this time, be sure to follow us here on Facebook, and on Twitter and Instagram () to stay updated on all of our upcoming programs and events.
American Philosophical Society
Ever wonder why there’s a satellite on 5th street in Old City? Satisfy that curiosity by coming to the APS’s Annual Garden Party! Join us on Sunday from noon-4 for activities for the whole family from the APS, Bartram's Garden, Historic Philadelphia, and more. Enjoy the fall weather and seasonal refreshments: https://www.amphilsoc.org/events/annual-garden-party-0
It's officially spooky season, and we're officially two weeks out from Drinks and Dread: An Evening of Morbid Philadelphia History! Buy your tickets now! 🎃
Meet Philly’s unsung forefather of jazz. And on Friday, listen to his music in a free live show.
Francis Johnson was the entertainer of choice for elite Philadelphia society in the 1800s. His legacy is being revived by the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Last night, we hosted around 100 museum professionals and students from and the Museum Studies program at University of the Arts. Thanks to all who joined us for our happy hour on the Cruiser Olympia! It was a beautiful night to chat, drink, and relax. 🚢
Special thanks to our co-sponsors:
Independence Seaport Museum
University of the Arts Museum Studies
Museum Council of Greater Philadelphia
National Constitution Center
American Philosophical Society
Descendants of the Founding Fathers recreate the iconic Trumbull painting 241 years later!
admission at the Betsy Ross House today! Celebrate with our favorite flag maker, with special events and extended hours. 🇺🇸
Happy Flag Day from Historic Philadelphia! Celebrate with our today at the Betsy Ross House. Betsy wants to remind you all that admission to her house is today, along with extended hours until 8 pm. 🆓🕗 Make the most of your - bit.ly/FlagFest
“The newly proposed rules are still under consideration, and public comments can be submitted directly to the National Park Service and Department of the interior via the Regulations.Gov website until April 30. The preservation of historic resources always requires a delicate balance between present day needs and ensuring that future generations will be able to learn from past. Not everything can be saved, but if we ignore the historic sites from our nation’s past, generations of voices will fall silent.”
It’s still Women’s History Month, and we’re still celebrating! Thank you to everyone who braved the cold, rain, wind, and hail on Friday to learn about some awesome women who shaped Philadelphia’s and our nation’s history.
Special thanks to our friends at Historic Philadelphia, the Betsy Ross House, PhilaLandmarks, the Powel House, and Quaker City Shrubs for contributing to our event.
They Persisted: Three Centuries of Philadelphia's Courageous Women
Look who made the list! (And a few tickets are still left for “They Persisted”...get them soon.)
Happy hours, film screenings, panel discussions, dinners, dance parties and more.
Wondering what you'll be drinking if you attend our upcoming event, They Persisted: Three Centuries of Philadelphia's Courageous Women? We'll have Quaker City Shrubs on hand, generously provided by our friends at Quaker City Mercantile!
Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
If you are looking for a reason to contact your PA Representative and Senator...
After a report said Pennsylvania's historic preservation tax credit is too small, some lawmakers are proposing increasing its annual cap from $3 million to $30 million.
Government shutdown brings declining business and worry to historic district
Muslim youth clean up Independence Mall amid government shutdown
A Muslim youth group in Philadelphia joined a national effort to clean up U.S. parks shuttered by the government shutdown.
Check out the new installation at the Betsy Ross House! And be sure to follow on Instagram: instagram.com/thebetsyrosshouse
We've partnered with Philadelphia based street artist, Amberella for her latest installation at the ❣️ Stop by our courtyard, snap a selfie, tour Betsy’s house, meet the iconic woman herself, and discover a few surprises along the way: instagram.com/thebetsyrosshouse
Arch Street Meeting House
We wish it was a bright, sunny day for you to get out to but don’t let the rain keep you from casting your ballot. Rain wipes away the pledges on the boards, don’t let it wipe away your voice by keeping you from the polls.
Betsy Ross House
It's ! Betsy couldn't vote, but YOU can 🗳 Find your polling place at philadelphiavotes.com and
How can we design truly engaging exhibitions and interpretive experiences by learning about our visitors and making space for them to contribute throughout the planning process?
Independent Exhibitions principal and exhibit developer Kathleen McLean and Institute for Learning Innovation researcher Judy Koke, Ph.D. will share their work, guiding philosophies, and effective practices for integrating visitor perspectives into exhibitions and interpretation. Networking and refreshments to follow.
Wednesday, November 7
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Talk: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Reception: 7:15pm – 8:30pm
Early Bird Registration until October 30!
Events Fall Networking Event: “Planning for People in Museum Exhibitions” Wednesday, November 7 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Talk: 6:15pm – 7:15pm Reception: 7:15pm – 8:30pm Early Bird Registration until October 30! Register here. How can we design truly engaging exhibitions and interpretive experien...
For Philadelphia teachers looking for new ways for their students to engage with history and their communities...
Explore resources for integrating the award-winning project-based curriculum National History Day into 6th to 12th grade classrooms. Learn about the 2019 theme and contest, discover resources at a dozen cultural institutions, hear tips from past competitors, and enjoy a keynote talk by Lynne O’Har...
State gives $12M for Philly transportation projects
In a few years time, Market Street in Old City may look brand new, thanks to a $3 million state grant announced Tuesday.
PATCO’s Franklin Square Station reboot could be right on time | Kevin Riordan
Franklin Square, a "ghost" station on the PATCO Speedline for nearly 40 years, will reopen by 2022 under a $26 million project. The station has opened and closed at least three times since the 1930s.
Hot Park Ranger (Official Music Video) - Nardo Lilly
In honor of the 101st Birthday of the National Park Service, a song to celebrate all of their hot park rangers! Stream it for free on Spotify! Watch it on Yo...
Has America lived up to the ideas of the founders of this country, many of whom failed to heed their own words in the first place? That's the question that forms the basis of Jill Lepore's new book — a masterpiece of American history.
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Old City District presents the fifth annual Old City Fest on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th).
Philly building that housed first U.S. central bank among winners of $150 million in state grants
In Philadelphia, $56 million was awarded for 32 projects.
Two weekends left to explore Philadelphia history with free Once Upon A Nation summer programming!
Award-winning Once Upon A Nation storytellers share tales from our nation’s history at 13 charming benches scattered around Historic Philadelphia.
Buccini/Pollin Group was granted zoning permission for a 273-dwelling-unit addition to the existing hotel building.
One more day to register for this exciting event...
This event is a fundraiser for the Bark Ranger program at Independence. Proceeds from the night will go towards acquiring a new dog to join Ken Franklin as part of the Bark Ranger Law Enforcement team. Dogs in the park help to keep our buildings secure, our visitors safe and… they are adorable! Wo...
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