City in a Park Book Talk

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us in partnership with Temple University Press for a public lecture by author James McClelland and Lynn Miller and special guest Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation, to discuss the history of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park System and how national urban parks connect citizens to nature atop  the Museum's walkable map of Philadelphia!

Diverse Reads in partnership with AL DIA

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Walk Around Philadelphia Story Sharing

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Four local artists spent five and half days walking around the entire border of Philadelphia.This 102.7 mile journey explored incorporating community into art-making, borders and the contrasts around them, and the sensation of walking great distances to become familiar with different places. It proved a fascinating and inspiring adventure full of surprises, and they want to share it with you!

Walk Around Philadelphia Story Sharing

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Four local artists spent five and half days walking around the entire border of Philadelphia.This 102.7 mile journey explored incorporating community into art-making, borders and the contrasts around them, and the sensation of walking great distances to become familiar with different places. It proved a fascinating and inspiring adventure full of surprises, and they want to share it with you!

Young Friend's Tavern Talks

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Join us for the inaugural Tavern Talks discussion and tasting in partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution. This revolution era themed soiree held in the Philadelphia History Museum’s Main Gallery begins at 5:30p.m. and features live jazz music by The Hot Club Philadelphia, local fare and local sips, whiskey and rum tasting, and a history-themed raffle. A program on 18th century tavern culture and an exclusive look at items from the Philadelphia History Museum’s American Revolution collection complete the evening.

Power Couples: 1682-1873

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

What did William Penn, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Ross, Richard Allen, and Stephen Smith have incommon? They each had wife who brought a range of skills to the marriage that enabled the couple to create critical support networks, sustain the family economy, educate a younger generation, run complex households and businesses, sustain family life through war and peace, and confront or support slavery. Together they built a city and a nation.

Philadelphia Television: Past, Present & Future

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The history of Philadelphia television is the history of television in America. Join us for an evening of "remember when..." as we explore Philadelphia's robust television legacy with a panel discussion featuring author of Images of America: Philadelphia Television, Bill Shull, and local legends Mike Strug, Trudy Haynes, and Gene London.

Museum Historian Dr. Cynthia Little will also present additional material from the Museum's Neil Benson Photographic Collection. Lite refreshments will be provided.

Diverse Reads in partnership with AL DIA

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm