Animals in the Archives – October 25, 2017

Join us for an evening filled with temporary tattoos, origami, a library-wide scavenger hunt, and more – all based on animals from the archives!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central
1901 Vine Street


More than a dozen local archival institutions will be at the Free Library the evening of October 25th to celebrate all things animals and archives with hands-on activities and views of rarely seen material. Stop by to learn about Tony the Wonder Horse and the other animal actors in The Three Stooges movies; Albert C. Barnes’s favorite dog, and occasional secretary, Fidele de Port Manec’h; Pete the Leprosy Pig; unicorns; and so much more! PAWS will also be holding a pet adoption event, the Culinary Literacy Center will be cooking up sweet potato dog treats (sign up here), and the library will be hosting a scavenger hunt!

Participating Institutions
The Barnes Foundation Archives
The Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Fairmount Park Historic Archive
Free Library of Philadelphia
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Presbyterian Historical Society
Temple University Special Collections Research Center
The Stoogeum
Swarthmore College Peace Collection
University of Delaware
West Chester University
William Way LGBT Community Center – John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives