Quest for Freedom Public Program

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

Learn the stories behind a selection of rare objects and documents that together show the variety of ways Philadelphians challenged the institution of slavery. This family-friendly program will include a thematically related hands-on activity with quill pens and ink.

$10 General Public, Museum Members Free. Program admission includes access to the Museum.

This program is part of One Book, One Philadelphia—A project of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Quest for Freedom Public Program

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 2:00pm

Learn the stories behind a selection of rare objects and documents that together show the variety of ways Philadelphians challenged the institution of slavery. This family-friendly program will include a thematically related hands-on activity with quill pens and ink.

$10 General Public, Museum Members Free. Program admission includes access to the Museum.

This program is part of One Book, One Philadelphia—A project of the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Happy 70th Birthday Slinky!

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Join us for a day of celebrating Philadelphia's own Slinky! The first 50 visitors will receive birthday cupcakes and refreshments. Slinkys will be available for purchase. 

Founding Friendships Book Talk & Signing

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us on December 3 in partnership with Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks  (PhilaLandmarks) at the Powel House. Cassandra Good, author of Founding Friendships, will discuss the nature of friendships in late 18th and early 19th Century America, including the relationship between George Washington and prominent Philadelphian Elizabeth Powel.

Schoenhut Collectors Conversation

Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Exclusive Members Only Bus Tour

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

UPDATE: THE TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELED.
For further information or ticket refunds please call 215.685.4808.

Pay What You Wish Admission!

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 10:30am - 4:30pm

The Philadelphia History Museum will be open and "pay what you wish" on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Specially created Revolutionary War Gallery Guides will be available at the admissions desk. The Museum will also live stream the Independence Day parade in the Main Gallery.