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Our current FREE exhibition, "Real Philadelph...

Our current FREE exhibition, "Real Philadelphia: Selections from the Robert M. Skaler Postcard Collection," will close on Friday, January 26, 2018. Our show features more than 250 examples of “real photo postcards” a popular and wide-spread type that were produced by professional and amateur photographers alike between 1904 and 1918. These extraordinary images depict Philadelphia at the zenith of its industrial prosperity. Of particular note are the scores of pictures of children who played on the streets of the ever-growing row-house neighborhoods of the Workshop of the World. Don't miss your last chance to see the show!

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    Our current FREE exhibition, "Real Philadelphia: Selections from the Robert M. Skaler Postcard Collection," will close on Friday, January 26, 2018. Our show features more than 250 examples of "real...
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3 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added an event.

The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open House and Information Session, January 29th, 6:30pm. Professional theater artists will lead workshops around themes of grief in The Wilma Theater’s production of PASSING STRANGE, Monday evenings February 2-26th at the South Philly Branch of the Free Library. To learn more contact Lee Ann Etzold, Portable Studio Program Director at LEtzold@wilmatheater.org / 215.893-9456, x132. Click here to learn more about the library: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/locations/south-philadelphia-library

    Portable Studio: Open House & Information Session
    The Portable Studio invites artists and audiences to create theater together in community spaces. Join us a the library to learn more at this Open...
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3 hours ago

"it is a beautiful story of life that does co...

"it is a beautiful story of life that does come through; the story of everyday life and the everyday experiences we all have as human beings...After 20 years in the business this show has been the best part of my career so far." - Kris Coleman (The Narrator), from The Philadelphia Tribune #WilmaPassingStrange is now playing! Get your tickets to this electric coming-of-age musical today! --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    'Passing Strange' tells tale of rebellious young Black man
    The Wilma Theater, in association with Evamere Entertainment, presents Stew and Heidi Rodewald's Tony Award-winning musical, "Passing Strange," from now through Feb. 18. Music takes center stage in this production as a charismatic Narrator who tells the tale of the Youth, a rebellious young African-American man who journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
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4 hours ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added an event.

Be a part of Fleisher's 120th Annual Student Exhibition! To participate, students must be current Fleisher members and all artwork must be ready to hang. Learn more about acceptable sizes, other requirements, and download a registration form at http://fleisher.org/event/120th-annual-adult-student-exhibition/

    Annual Student Exhibition Artwork Drop Off
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4 hours ago

Check it out: We won a 2014 Good Food Award!

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    Check it out: We won a 2014 Good Food Award!
    We were honored to be finalists last year, and even more thrilled to be finalists again this year. So imagine our excitement when we received the news that we had actually won such a prestigious award! (If you can't imagine our excitement, let's just say that there was a lot of "happy dancing".
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5 hours ago

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings ...

Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of John Snyder regarding the events surrounding the assault of Garrik Hulsecamp by Ezikiel Teel. It comes from a criminal case file which consists of assault and battery charges brought against Ezekiel Teel for his alleged assault of a man by the name of Garrett Hulsecamp on his ship in October of 1790. You can learn more about this case, and see the handwriting up close, by visiting our online catalog: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/18545806. We know that last week’s Citizen Archivist Challenge is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue the important work of unlocking history by transcribing and tagging our records! If you haven’t already, get started by visiting the Citizen Archivist Dashboard (https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist) to learn how to start and to find specific missions. Want to learn more about our holdings? You can check out our online catalog (www.catalog.archives.gov) and make an appointment to view our holdings at the National Archives at Philadelphia by calling (215) 305-2044 or emailing philadelphia.archives@nara.gov. Today's post was written by Grace Schultz, Archives Technician at the National Archives at Philadelphia.

    National Archives at Philadelphia
    Happy #NationalHandwritingDay! The holdings of the National Archives are brimming with hand-written records like this document, the Deposition of John Snyder. This document is the sworn statement of...
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7 hours ago

We're back! Congress has restored funding of ...

We're back! Congress has restored funding of appropriated activities and NARA is resuming normal operations. Please visit archives.gov for more information.

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7 hours ago

We’re changing our name on February 1, but Di...

We’re changing our name on February 1, but Distillations will still be your source for stories at the intersection of science and culture.

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    We're changing our name on February 1, but Distillations will still be your source for stories at the intersection of science and culture.
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9 hours ago

How does a collection of songs turn into a To...

How does a collection of songs turn into a Tony Award-winning musical? Read on to find out. #WilmaPassingStrange

    THE NAME IS STEW
    In 1997, Stew formed a band, The Negro Problem. Heidi Rodewald joined the group in 1999 and became Stew's frequent collaborator. Stew said in an interview with Spike Lee: "It started on a club stage in front of about 150 people playing songs. Public Theater, downtown New York, was interested.
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9 hours ago

Old City Experience, Philadelphia shared The ...

    Peter Pan
    ARDEN CHILDREN'S THEATRE. Ever since J.M. Barrie's story first appeared in 1904, countless versions have been produced on stage and in film. Now, Arden Children's Theatre presents a brand-new production that celebrates the joy of storytelling and the power of imagination.
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The Boyle siblings began their independent ex...

The Boyle siblings began their independent experiments in 1644, and they spent the next twenty-four years discussing their work: when they can’t visit one another, they report by mail from wherever they are. In this month's episode of Distillations podcast, learn more about Katherine Boyle: http://bit.ly/LadyRanelagh

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    The Boyle siblings began their independent experiments in 1644, and they spent the next twenty-four years discussing their work: when they can't visit one another, they report by mail from wherever...
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23 hours ago

We’re changing our name on February 1, but yo...

We’re changing our name on February 1, but you’ll still be able to uncover the story behind the science in the museum.

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    We're changing our name on February 1, but you'll still be able to uncover the story behind the science in the museum.
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23 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center added an ev...

This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia Leather 2017, and Amy Phillips, Mid Atlantic Leather Woman 2018, have brought together over 20 artists' work, including photography, drawing, video, sculpture, and more. The artist reception will be Sun., Feb. 11 from 2-4 pm.

    Black & Blue: Art Gallery Exhibit
    This group art show in the Center's lobby is a visual exploration of the leather/kink experience. Curators Heather Raquel Phillips, Ms. Philadelphia...
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24 hours ago

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaP...

#Templemade Check out this feature on #WilmaPassingStrange actors Temple University/ Temple Theaters student Savannah Jackson and professor Lindsay Smiling.

    Temple Theater has a Spotlight in the Wilma Theater's "Passing Strange"
    Owls are everywhere... even in a Tony Award-winning rock musical! The Wilma Theater is putting on the musical of a lifetime, Passing Strange, a story of a rebellious young black man as he journeys to Europe in search of something "real."
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25 hours ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared Love...

There's a sneak preview of Love, Simon at Ritz at the Bourse this Wed., Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm. We have a bunch of free passes for two if you want to swing by the Center and pick one up. (We'll post back when they're all gone.)

    Love, Simon
    This is about to get romantic af. See #LOVESIMON on March 16th.
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25 hours ago

A huge thanks to the @phillypolice for their ...

A huge thanks to the @phillypolice for their unending service to our community and making these celebratory events possible.

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    A huge thanks to the @phillypolice for their unending service to our community and making these celebratory events possible.
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26 hours ago

This week is your last chance to see Wind Cha...

This week is your last chance to see Wind Challenge 2, featuring work by Corliss Cavalieri, Jerry Kaba, and Sarah Peoples. It's not often you get to touch the work in our exhibitions, but this show features two galleries of interactive work! Learn more at http://bit.ly/2Dxe6F1 and stop by before 4:00 p.m. Saturday. Pictured artwork: "Paint Chip Display," courtesy of Sarah Peoples.

    Fleisher Art Memorial
    This week is your last chance to see Wind Challenge 2, featuring work by Corliss Cavalieri, Jerry Kaba, and Sarah Peoples. It's not often you get to touch the work in our exhibitions, but this show...
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26 hours ago

Fleisher Art Memorial added an event.

Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike’s music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, and Fiona Apple. But her percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals give homage to her African upbringing. Leaving her career as a publicist in 2008, Joy has spent the last nine years playing thousands of shows across the country. She has had the opportunity to share the stage and open for Jeffrey Gaines, Sara Groves, Seth Glier, Cody Chestnutt, Allen Toussaint, and Tyrone Wells to name a few. A write-up on NPR's All Things Considered says "The depth of subjects she tackles in her poetic lyrics are perfectly complemented by a unique blend of neo-soul, with just the right dash of pop... a truly compelling act to watch in person, with the ability to create an intimate setting in locations big and small." The Sanctuary Series was developed in support of Fleisher’s mission to make art accessible to everyone. The series provides low-commitment learning experience for our creative community to explore its interest in the arts. Supporting and supplementing Fleisher’s regular class and workshop offerings, Sanctuary Series events range from artist talks, film screenings, musical and dance performances, as well as hands on workshops. The Sanctuary Series is free and open to the public.

    Sanctuary Series: Joy Ike in Performance
    Born to Nigerian immigrants, Joy Ike's music, voice, and writing have drawn comparisons to female musicians such as Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones,...
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27 hours ago

Happy #mugshomonday with this new arrival fro...

Happy #mugshomonday with this new arrival from Susan Dewsnap!

    The Clay Studio
    Happy #mugshomonday with this new arrival from Susan Dewsnap!
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27 hours ago

The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

#WilmaPassingStrange actor Anthony Martinez-Briggs will be kicking off his red patent leather boots next Monday to play with his band ILL DOOTS in the Wilma's Good Karma Cafe. Join him and PASSING STRANGE creator Stew for an evening of music on January 29 at 7pm --> https://goo.gl/H7J6W9 Photos by Bill Hebert.

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,809 likes · 359 talking about this · 11,425 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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27 hours ago

The Center for Art in Wood updated their cove...

    The Center for Art in Wood
    The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4,347 likes · 44 talking about this · 1,238 were here. The Center for Art in Wood nurtures and promotes the innovation of art in wood through...
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28 hours ago

Today we look back at The Center's past exhib...

Today we look back at The Center's past exhibition Wood, Revisited in honor of the passing of Wendell Castle.

    Wendell Castle
    Born in 1932 and educated in Kansas, Castle moved to Rochester, New York, in 1961 and taught at the School for American Crafts. He is currently artist in residence at the school and maintains his studio in nearby Scottsville.
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31 hours ago

Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new nam...

Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we’ll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Beginning February 1, CHF will have a new name: the Science History Institute. Over the coming weeks we'll share the stories of other name-changing in the history of science. #StoriesofScience
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38 hours ago

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41 hours ago

FLY EAGLES, FLY!!! 🦅

FLY EAGLES, FLY!!! 🦅

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    FLY EAGLES, FLY!!! 🦅
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42 hours ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    Philadelphia Struggles to Balance Historic Preservation and Equity
    As Jared Brey points out, there's been little perceived need to protect existing structures in a city that's been desperate for development for decades. Now, that may be changing, but making sure historic preservation respects communities of color and does not become a tool of gentrification remains a challenge.
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2 days ago

E-A-G-L-E-S! Here we have a magnificent eagle...

E-A-G-L-E-S! Here we have a magnificent eagle from “American Ornithology,” by Alexander Wilson. It is part of an impressive nine volume set that was published in Philadelphia between 1808-1814. Enjoy our Philadelphia eagle, and the big game. #flyeaglesfly #PhiladelphiaEagles #NFCChampionshipGame #6ABCAction 🦅

    The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    E-A-G-L-E-S! Here we have a magnificent eagle from "American Ornithology," by Alexander Wilson. It is part of an impressive nine volume set that was published in Philadelphia between 1808-1814. Enjoy...
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2 days ago

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grow...

"The story is related by the Narrator, a grownup version of the misguided Youth, with a distinct sense of irony... and a kinetic, eclectic score that ranges from gospel to punk rock." - The Philadelphia Inquirer

    'Passing Strange' at the Wilma: Updated, rocking tale of Youth's quest for identity
    Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "Passing Strange" at the Wilma Theater tells an often-told tale: The self-glorifying, distinctly unheroic artist-hero questing for his identity through changes of scene, sexual encounters that stop short of love, and the supposedly redemptive act of creation.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

In 1785 William Herschel began constructing a...

In 1785 William Herschel began constructing an unprecedented 40-foot reflecting telescope to search out those secrets. The project would take years to complete, cost thousands of guineas, and test the limits of Herschel’s royal patronage. Read about the telescope that became a sensation, and the man who had a conflicted relationship with his creation: http://bit.ly/WilliamHerschel

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    In 1785 William Herschel began constructing an unprecedented 40-foot reflecting telescope to search out those secrets. The project would take years to complete, cost thousands of guineas, and test...
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2 days ago

Claymobile Teacher and Windgate Fellow, Adam ...

Claymobile Teacher and Windgate Fellow, Adam Ledford is showing his work in "Scale Up" a show celebrating ten years of Windgate Fellows at The Center for Craft Creativity and Design. http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/scaleup/

    Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects
    To mark the 10th Anniversary of the Windgate Fellowship, the Center for Craft awarded a total of ten, $10,000 Project Grants. This exhibition showcases how the next generation of craft artists used their funds to explore scale, installation, and community practice.
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2 days ago

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2 days ago

This map of western Pennsylvania appears in D...

This map of western Pennsylvania appears in Dmitri Mendeleev's Neftianaia promyshlennost v svievero-amerikanskom shtatie Pensil’vanii i na Kavkaze (The Oil Industry in the North American State of Pennsylvania and the Caucasus). What was the father of the periodic table doing in Pennsylvania? http://ow.ly/4Afo30hTHbJ (Image: CHF Collections)

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    This map of western Pennsylvania appears in Dmitri Mendeleev's Neftianaia promyshlennost v svievero-amerikanskom shtatie Pensil'vanii i na Kavkaze (The Oil Industry in the North American State of...
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2 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City of Philadelphia | Revenue Department
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3 days ago

January is Blood Donor Month. What makes bloo...

January is Blood Donor Month. What makes blood types different? (Image: Compound Interest)

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    January is Blood Donor Month. What makes blood types different? (Image: Compound Interest)
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3 days ago

The Center for Art in Wood added 2 new photos...

The Center's gallery is closed in preparation for our next exhibition. Our museum collection and store are open for your enjoyment, 10am - 5pm, Tues - Sat.

    The Center for Art in Wood
    The Center for Art in Wood, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4,344 likes · 36 talking about this · 1,237 were here. The Center for Art in Wood nurtures and promotes the innovation of art in wood through...
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3 days ago

Renting In Society Hill: What Will $1,500 Get You?

Here's a 600-square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom single-family home at 723 Spruce St., which is going for $1,460 / month. In the unit, you'll get hardwood floors...

Located at 729 Spruce St., here's a 600-square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment that's listed for...

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Listed at $1,495 / month, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment located at 400 S 2nd St. In the unit, you can anticipate hardwood floors, high ceilings, in-unit laundry, a wood...

Next, there's this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment situated at 530 S 2nd St. It's also listed for $1,495 / month for its 700 square feet of space...

    Renting In Society Hill: What Will $1,500 Get You?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Society Hill? We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to locating a rental in this Philadelphia neighborhood if you're on a budget of $1,500 / month.
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3 days ago

The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

The Freeman's Collectors Sale will be happening on February 7th and will feature pieces from The Clay Studio collection. Proceeds from the sale of lots 132-162 will be used to care for The Clay Studio Collection. Register to bid and receive a 15% off coupon for The Clay Studio Shop. Email jzwilling@theclaystudio.org after you register to receive your coupon code. https://www.freemansauction.com/

    The Clay Studio
    The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 15K likes. The Clay Studio is an internationally recognized non-profit ceramic art organization in Philadelphia, PA.
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3 days ago

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government...

Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, we are unable to use any of our social media channels. National Archives facilities are closed and activities are canceled with some exceptions. See Archives.gov for details.

    National Archives |
    Request military records and learn about other services for yourself or a family member.
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