Join us for the opening of our new exhibit “The Spanish Lady in the City of Brotherly Love: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.” Continue reading
Animal Cracker v. Meringue: which cookie is more ʺQuakerʺ? Continue reading
The Historical Society of Frankford’s event is a free-form conference of members and friends of the Society who have researched various aspects of Northeast Philadelphia history and can bring the lore to bear in explaining the importance of maps, deeds, prints, and other documents from our special collections, plus a few items from our museum. The public is cordially invited to come, enjoy the occasion, and interact with the featured researchers.
John T. Morris has one purpose in mind when he buys a farm across the road from his Chestnut Hill estate in 1914: turn it into a state-of-the-art school. Continue reading
Come to the Presbyterian Historical Society for a one-night-only display of temperance items from the collection. Continue reading
A live, 24-plus-hour marathon reading of Moby-Dick, produced by the Rosenbach and the Independence Seaport Museum. Continue reading
Archivists take over the popular bar-based monthly lecture series, Nerd Nite Philly. Continue reading
Join us for a curator’s tour of the upcoming monuments exhibit, a tour of the League house, and displays from the collection. Continue reading
Check out what’s behind the wall at Girard College and explore treasures ranging from a letter from President Monroe asking for a loan to records of school dining hall cuisine. Continue reading
“Invisible, not insignificant” uses the Historical Medical Library’s collection of 19th- and early 20th-century photographs, case books, diaries, and pamphlets to look at ‘invisible’ conditions such as depression, and explores 19th-century asylum life. Continue reading
For one-night only, discover how STEM education has changed over the centuries as the Othmer Library of Chemical History opens its vaults for American Archives Month! Continue reading
Learn about Christopher Ludwick, gingerbread maker and baker for the Contintenal Army during the American Revolution with gingerbread cookies to sample! Continue reading
A one night only document display, highlighting marvels of science, engineering, medicine, and 19th century innovations. 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
Come learn about Parmesan making in Italy according to Thomas Jefferson, the history of food conservation in WWI, how tofu was made in the 18th century, William Glackens’ recipe for beer, and more!