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
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!
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
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
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
For one-night only, browse treasures from the Othmer Library’s collections and hone your skills in archival detective work at the Othmer Library Open House: Escape the Archives! Continue reading
Animal Cracker v. Meringue: which cookie is more ʺQuakerʺ? 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
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.
A documentary about Philadelphia’s role in the invention of photography and motion pictures. Join History Making Productions for this free screening at PhillyCAM on October 8th at 6:30pm.
Please join the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia for a special pop-up exhibit, “From Oyntments & Salves to Kotex & Pills.” 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
Join us for an evening filled with fancy menus, the history of brewing and wine making, and recipes for non-alcoholic botanicals and teas – all based on drinks in the archives!
A literary-themed cocktail party, this month celebrating Frankenstein! Continue reading
Archives & History Day, a history expo with more than 60 organizations participating, plus other days with lectures and a feature film.
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
See behind-the-scenes at one of Philly’s most unique museums! 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
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
The 2018 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.
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
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 International Sculpture Center (ISC) will hold the 28th International Sculpture Conference: Defining Moments in the Face of Change in Philadelphia, PA from October 25-28, 2018. This four-day conference will bring together a diverse audience of artists, educators, arts administrators, museum directors, collectors, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts. 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
All welcome, with a focus on women, people of color, and trans folk! Continue reading