Find out how the values of Quakerism shaped the defining social movements of the 1960s, including the Civil Rights Movement, the Freedom Summer of 1964, and the Anti-War protests. Continue reading
This innovative public art exhibit will transform Chestnut Hill’s familiar commercial corridor into an interactive exhibit of local history and architecture. Continue reading
In the 1960s Philadelphia citizens took action to spur change, with consumer boycotts, pride groups, and street riots. Guest speakers will explore how this fiery period compares to today. Continue reading
In collaboration, the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare and the Museum of the American Revolution present a music and story round-robin based on the 1785 London publication, ‘Twenty-Four American Country as Danced by the British during their winter quarters at Philadelphia, New York and Charles Town.’ Continue reading
The Special Collections Processing Center reveals written and visual accounts of extraordinary, independent women who were determined to forge their own paths–we welcome you for a one evening show-and-tell to see our rare books and manuscripts chronicling the exploits and adventures of these extraordinary women. Continue reading
A live, 24-plus-hour marathon reading of Moby-Dick, produced by the Rosenbach and the Independence Seaport Museum. Continue reading
Join Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and the African American Museum in Philadelphia on a special tour of Mother Bethel’s landmark church building, museum, and special collections led by church archivist and educator Margaret Jerrido. Continue reading
Mennonite Heritage Center archivist Forrest Moyer will share tips on how and where to look for family stories in papers that can be found online and at historical society archives. Continue reading
Not just for entertainment, music, movies, and even comic books often reflect and address real societal issues. Guest speakers will explore the political role of art during one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century. Continue reading
In celebration of Archives Month, join us for a screening of short films from Philadelphia’s most fascinating archives and libraries.
The 2017 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. Continue reading
Archives & History Day, a history expo with more than 60 organizations participating, plus other days with lectures and a feature film.
Learn about Christopher Ludwick, gingerbread maker and baker for the Contintenal Army during the American Revolution with gingerbread cookies to sample! Continue reading
Explore the lives of Philadelphia’s saints–Mother Katherine Drexel and Bishop John Neumann–with one of the country’s leading experts. Continue reading
Come join us, and other museum professionals, for a curator’s tour of the new exhibit in the Heritage Center, Risk & Reward: Entrepreneurship & the Making of Philadelphia. Continue reading
What Do A German Assassin and Robert E. Lee have in common? Continue reading
Take a look at these authentic wood or metal molds, and sample the cookies you can make with them! (SOLD OUT) Continue reading
Seminars, archives tour, movies, history organization expo, awards, raffle Continue reading
Join us for a tour of the Union League and a curatorial discussion of “Sweep the Country: Political Conventions in Philadelphia,” on display in The Heritage Center of The Union League of Philadelphia.
The 2016 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. Continue reading
Come hear author Marta McDowell talk about the fascinating history of the White House gardens.
“Translating Across Time and Space” will explore the ways archival collections and scholarly fieldwork help preserve and revitalize linguistic and cultural practices in indigenous communities throughout North America.
Visit the newly constructed Redemptorist Archives during its open house and hear an evening lecture by a local historian on the value of religious archives. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
This symposium brings together scholars and archivists to theorize animal traces in historical archives, where they come to be represented textually, visually, and even materially—both dead (as in leather bindings, parchment, glues, and taxidermy specimens) and very much alive (as in bookworms, silverfish, mice, and other archival “pests”). Continue reading
October 16, 2015 at 3:30 – 5pm
150 N. 6th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Fresh Air with Terry Gross, an award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is produced by WHYY in Philadelphia and distributed nationally by National Public Radio (NPR). The hour-long interview show is currently adding metadata to its archives to make it more widely available for research and scholarship. Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of WHYY studios, listen to selected “gems” from Fresh Air Archives, and talk to the producers of the program about their use of archives for research and production.