Stick-lets Family-Friendly Hands on Workshop

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

By using eco-friendly and hands-on renewable resources, sticks and dowels, in conjunction with the reusable and safe silicone joints Stick-lets children can stretch their imaginations through the simple act of lashing together sticks and dowels with the colorful Stick-let building tool. The flexible nature of these six unique shapes gives children the freedom to build forts, tunnels, toys, animal kingdoms, and much more.

Pay What You Wish Holiday Weekend 12/26-12/27

Friday, December 26, 2014 - 10:30am - Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 4:30pm

Bring friends, family and visiting holiday guests to the Museum to celebrate the season on Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27 during regular Museum hours and pay what you wish!

Conversations: Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia and Live Painting with Pop Artist Perry Milou

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for an evening with author Thom Nickels as he reveals the intriguing characters and everyday citizens who have made Center City Philadelphia’s history legendary. Legendary Locals of Center City Philadelphia shares the stories of unique individuals and groups, past and present, who have had a lasting impact on the community throughout its history. Accompanying the discussion will be a live painting by Philadelphia artist Perry Milou.

About Perry Milou Perry

Scribe Muslim Voices, Film Screening

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a Film Screening of Muslim Voices of Philadelphia in partnership with Scribe Video Center.

Films include The Mosque is the Heart of Fellowship, A Place to Call Home, and Get to Know Us: Keeping Islam Simple and Serving the Common People.

Following the screening, film participants will host a question and answer session.

The program is FREE. Pre-registration is required.

Smith Playground Conversation with Dr. Deborah Shine Valentine

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse in Fairmount Park is an often-hidden Philadelphia treasure. Home to a huge mansion built as a playhouse, six acres of natural play space and unique play equipment, it is a place that has consistently served all of Philadelphia’s residents, regardless or race, religion or class since its opening in 1899. Using photographs and stories from the playground’s archives, Dr.

How Philly Plays: 115 Years at Smith Memorial Playground, Opening Reception

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for the opening of How Philly Plays: 115 Years of Smith Memorial Playground!
Thursday, October 9, 2014
5:30-7:30 p.m.

This event is FREE. Registration is required. Click here.
Light refreshments will be served.

About the Exhibition

Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn, Conversation with Jean R. Soderlund

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for an evening at the Philadelphia History Museum for Conversations: Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn, with Jean R. Soderlund and Film Screening by History Making Productions in partnership with The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

About the book:

Making Philadelphia Home, Newcomer Neighborhoods Past and Present in partnership with MOIMA and xCultural Passport to PHL Week

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:30am - 4:30pm

Join the Philadelphia History Museum and the Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MOIMA) to celebrate immigrant heritage and cultural diversity during xCultural Passport to PHL week! The program "Making Philadelphia Home, Newcomer Neighborhoods Past and Present" will explore waves of immigration and settlement patterns in Philadelphia. Using the Museum's large walkable map of Philadelphia attendees will be able to locate various neighborhoods and share experiences.

The program will run at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Smithsonian Magazine's Tenth Annual Museum Day Live! & Museum Book Sale

Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:30am - 4:30pm

The Philadelphia History Museum will be FREE to all Smithsonian Museum Day Live! ticket holders on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Museum will also host its bi-annual Book Sale, in the Main Gallery, from 11:00-4:00 p.m. All publications will be priced at $1.00.

Exclusive Members Tour of Philadelphia 1864: The Year of Decision, at The Heritage Center of the Union League

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tours will be given of the Exhibition and the League Art Collection by Foundations of the Union League Director John Meko and Director of Education and Programs Jim Mundy.The exhibition features 24 rare objects from the History Museum's collection and focuses on Philadelphia's essential role in the Civil War.

A wine reception will follow.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 22 to or call 215.685.4827. We look forward to seeing you there!