Archives Hands-On History – October 24-28, 2016

In celebration of Archives Month, Eastern State Penitentiary’s Manager, Archives and Records, Erica Harman, will lead ten special Hands-On History (15-minute) tours of the historic site’s collection storage area.

11:00 am and 3:30 pm, October 24 through October 28
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Included with standard admission to the historic site

The archives of Eastern State Penitentiary are packed with historic treasures that the public rarely sees. Thousands of photographs, stacks of inmate-written magazines, and even shanks are numbered and tucked carefully into museum-grade storage in the site’s administrative offices. Visitors often see photographs of these treasures, but the building’s lack of museum-quality climate control makes it impossible to exhibit the artifacts year-round.

In celebration of Archives Month, Eastern State Penitentiary’s Manager, Archives and Records, Erica Harman, will lead ten special Hands-On History (15-minute) tours of the historic site’s collection storage area. She will meet up to 15 guests near Al Capone’s Cell for this never-before offered behind the scenes adventure, which will take place at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm, October 24 through October 28.

For more information about the Eastern State Penitentiary, http://www.easternstate.org