Join us for an opening reception for our new exhibit, “Cartooning Catholics.” Continue reading
Explore some of the most intriguing and “hidden” items in the Mercer Museum Library during this evening program. Continue reading
Gather at Chester County Historical Society for a day of family fun and surprising opportunity to make history. Continue reading
Come behind the wall and find out more about one of Philadelphia’s richest and most influential citizens and the legacy of the unique school he founded. Continue reading
A dastardly villain is tinkering with time and changing the history of science. Let’s do some archival detective work to stop the crime! Continue reading
To celebrate Archives Month Philly, Eastern State Archivist Erica Harman will lead several special 15-minute Hands-On History tours of the penitentiary’s collection storage area that houses Eastern State’s generally unknown, fascinating, and sometimes creepy collection of prisoner-made objects, photographs, and documents. Continue reading
Go behind the scenes at the world’s largest museum of Three Stooges memorabilia.
NOTE: This event has sold out!
Join us in the Horner Library for a presentation by Philadelphia-based artist and book restorer Ruth Scott Blackson. Continue reading
The 2019 Philadelphia Lantern Slide Salon will showcase glass lantern slides from the special collections of several Philadelphia institutions projected from an historic lantern projector in the Wagner’s Victorian-era lecture hall. In the spirit of lantern exhibition culture, this salon will bring together unique and rarely-seen images presented in the context for which they were originally created.
Take a voyage through the far-flung geographical corners of our collections; the catalogers of the Kislak Center will be your guides. Continue reading
Solve the mystery of what is behind the doors to the secret rooms. Continue reading
A maps & images open house to welcome local archivists into the newly renovated Quaker & Special Collections at Haverford College Continue reading
Join us Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm for Design in the Archives. The Free Library of Philadelphia, in coordination with the Delaware Valley Archivists Group, is celebrating American Archives Month with an evening of free activities and entertainment focused on archives and design.
Enjoy some tricks and treats with Villanova’s Distinctive Collections staff! Continue reading
Queer anarchists, rabble-rousers, reds and revolutionaries! Continue reading
Drawn from UD’s Special Collections and Museums, we explore the ideas and imagery of the Beat Generation and its influence on 1960s counterculture and beyond. Continue reading
Manuscript drafts, blue-lines and mock-ups, paste-ups, galleys and proofs–this exhibition reminds viewers of nearly forgotten literary formats that are no longer part of contemporary computer-driven writing and publishing practices. Continue reading
Using artifacts from The Historical Medical Library and Mütter Museum collections, this new exhibition examines the shifting perceptions about abnormal human development, from fear and wonder to curiosity and clinical science. Continue reading
History of the first lager brewery in America and much more! Continue reading
Curator’s talk for the exhibit “‘Scraps for Keeps’: Scrapbooks and Photo Albums from Distinctive Collections.” Continue reading
Once upon a time before computers, nifty little machines were used in classrooms and museums to make lectures visual; come engage with our film strip viewers! Continue reading
Spice Cookies vs. Oreos: which is more “Quaker”? Continue reading
One night only: Archival images projected through storefront windows and onto walls along Germantown Avenue. Continue reading
Come to Haverford to play Quaker-based and Quaker invented games! Continue reading
What do chamomile & hemlock have in common? Find out at “Poison or Panacea?”! Continue reading
Archivists take over the popular bar-based monthly lecture series, Nerd Nite Philly. Continue reading
Archives & History Day is an annual gathering for archivists, local historians, and others interested in New Jersey History.
Experience Williamson College’s unique history by enjoying our display of materials in the George F. Heckler Archives during our Homecoming event. Continue reading
Explore original special collections and learn to identify states of literary manuscripts in the publishing process, highlighting formats that predate the use of computers in writing and publishing. Continue reading
Join the Redemptorist Archives for an open house with archive tours throughout the day and the unveiling of a new exhibit, “Pulling Back the Curtain: Portraits of Redemptorist Life,” revealing personal accounts from this Catholic order of priests and brothers who have been ministering in the United States since 1832. Continue reading
The Print Center is pleased to present two exhibitions this fall in conjunction with the Whitman at 200 initiative: “Keith Carter: Seek & Find” and “The Politics of Rhetoric.” The Print Center is also hosting numerous public programs related to the exhibits. Continue reading
In celebration of Archives Month, join us for a screening of short films from Philadelphia’s most fascinating archives and libraries. This year includes rarely screened clips of musical puppets, travel on the high seas, 1990s Ben Franklin, the magic of Saran Wrap, mimes, a soap opera about polymer, and more!
An exclusive look at the artifacts in the National Constitution Center’s feature exhibit, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation. Continue reading
Find out what the founders of the Morris Arboretum experienced as they traveled the world collecting artifacts and touring ancient sites & palatial gardens. Continue reading