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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.
    http://www.woodrevisited.org

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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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FLY EAGLES, FLY!!! 🦅

FLY EAGLES, FLY!!! 🦅

    Washington Square West Civic Association
    FLY EAGLES, FLY!!! 🦅
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    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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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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"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.
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24 hours 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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26 hours 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.
    http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org

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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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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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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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2 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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2 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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2 days ago

William Way LGBT Community Center shared John...

    John J. Wilcox, Jr. Archives at William Way LGBT Community Center
    If you're attending the Women's March in Philadelphia tomorrow, please consider dropping by the William Way LGBT Community Center afterwards to donate your LGBTQ-themed signs, banners, buttons,...
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Square One Coffee Roasters Won a 2018 Good Food Award!

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    Square One Coffee Roasters Won a 2018 Good Food Award!
    The word is out! We've been named a Winner of the 2018 Good Food Awards in the Coffee category for our Ethiopia Mormora.
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2 days ago

This month marks the 75th anniversary of Tesl...

This month marks the 75th anniversary of Tesla's death.

    The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla
    smithsonian.com Match the following figures - Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla - with these biographical facts: Spoke eight languages Produced the first motor that ran on AC current Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances Held approximately 300 patents Claimed to have developed a "superweapon" that would end all war The match for each, of course, is Tesla.
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2 days ago

Please take note that the submission date to ...

Please take note that the submission date to apply to our residency program has been bumped up to March 5th. Pictured is resident artist, Roberta Massuch in her studio. More information about our residency is available here:http://www.theclaystudio.org/apply/residency.php Applications through Slide Room here: https://theclaystudio.slideroom.com/#/login/program/40635

    The Clay Studio
    Please take note that the submission date to apply to our residency program has been bumped up to March 5th. Pictured is resident artist, Roberta Massuch in her studio. More information about our...
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2 days ago

The Wilma Theater shared their event.

In this discussion of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s musical and Jacqueline Woodson’s novel, dive deeper into both protagonists’ stories through a lively discussion, led by One Book, One Philadelphia and The Wilma Theater’s Portable Studio staff in open community discussion about home, the power of music, and self-discovery. #WilmaPassingStrange #OneBookOnePhiladelphia #PhillyTheatreWeek

    Passing Strange in Another Brooklyn
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2 days ago

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia shared Universi...

Here is an interesting local project.

    University of Delaware
    Unidentified woman and two men in an envelope marked "Oct. 7, 1927."
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3 days ago

Our gallery is closed but here's a sneak peek...

Our gallery is closed but here's a sneak peek of our upcoming exhibition Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon. Join us for the opening and gallery talk Friday, Feb 2nd. Pictured:Winifred Helton-Harmon, Colorful Blankets, 2016

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Our gallery is closed but here's a sneak peek of our upcoming exhibition Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Winifred Helton-Harmon. Join us for the opening and gallery talk Friday, Feb 2nd....
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3 days ago

Alicia Vitarelli checks out United By Blue on...

Alicia Vitarelli checks out United By Blue on Race Street in Old City! FYI Philly

    FYI Philly: Shop AND Eat - In Style!
    When you don't have time to go to a store and a restaurant.
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3 days ago

Washington Square West Civic Association shar...

    City Announces Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for Women's March | Office of Special Events
    PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, January 20 th, 2018, the "Women's March on Philadelphia" demonstration will take place on Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Eakins Oval. To ensure the safety of participants and the public, road closures and parking restrictions will be implemented. Delays can be expected during the course of the event.
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3 days ago

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theate...

"a grand yet intimate piece of musical theater" "a tour-de-force performance from Jamar Williams" "Several actors in PASSING STRANGE are part of the Wilma’s recently formed HotHouse, a troupe devoted to intense physical training and to new ideas about interpretation. This production brims with them." - WHYY #WilmaPassingStrange

    Review: 'Passing Strange,' and grandly
    Broad Street between Locust and Spruce streets Runs through Feb. 18 - Bold, boisterous, and bellicose, the Wilma Theater production of the musical "Passing Strange" seems much more real than it did on Broadway 10 years ago. And that's important: What's real or not is at the core of the engrossing musical.
    https://whyy.org

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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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3 days ago

The Clay Studio added 3 new photos.

Entries for Small Favors are due January 29th! Apply through the link in our bio. Pictured are pieces from Small Favors 2017 made by Victoria Ahmadizadeh, Nicole Aquillano, and Jill Birschbach. More info here: http://www.theclaystudio.org/apply/sf.php Apply here: https://theclaystudio.slideroom.com/#/login/program/40223

    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

For decades instrument makers, musicians, and...

For decades instrument makers, musicians, and even scientists have tried to figure out what makes a Stradivarius so special. Explore the whole story in the current issue of Distillations magazine: http://bit.ly/StradivariScience

    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    For decades instrument makers, musicians, and even scientists have tried to figure out what makes a Stradivarius so special. Explore the whole story in the current issue of Distillations magazine:...
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3 days ago

Explore Today's Cheapest Rentals In Old City, Philadelphia

Finally, this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom rental, situated at 116 S 7th St., is listed for $1,445 / month. In the unit, expect both air conditioning and central...

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Listed at $1,295 / month, this 400-square-foot studio apartment, located at 300 Market St., is 24.5 percent less than the $1,715 / month median rent for a studio...

This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom dwelling, situated at 33 Letitia St., is listed for $1,320 / month. In the unit, look for air conditioning, carpeted floors...

Here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom single-family home at 130 Arch St., which, at 700 square feet, is going for $1,320 / month. The building offers a...

...there's this 5,724-square-foot townhouse with one bedroom and one bathroom at 50 S 2nd St., listed at $1,350 / month. In the unit, expect to find air conditioning, hardwood flooring...

    Explore Today's Cheapest Rentals In Old City, Philadelphia
    According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a 1-bedroom in Old City are hovering around $1,650 (compared to a $1,460 average for Philadelphia). So how does the low-end pricing on an Old City rental look these days--and what might you get for the price?
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3 days ago

This would be a good read for any business wh...

This would be a good read for any business who are worried about the idea of protected bike lanes. This isn't just a one off. There is a lot of data out there showing that improved bicycle infrastructure (including bike parking & protected bike lanes) is beneficial to local business.

    Business Man Changes his Mind about Separate Bike Lanes! * Average Joe Cyclist
    Business people around the world have tended to oppose separate bike lanes. But here's a turnaround from a Vancouver businessman that many readers will find very encouraging! I have supported separate bike lanes for a long time. I have watched with amazement as businesses in Vancouver have fought tooth and nail against separate bike lanes in Vancouver.
    https://averagejoecyclist.com

3 days ago

The Wilma Theater added 6 new photos.

"'Cause we say it's alright!" #WilmaPassingStrange photos are here! Take a peek at this musical that may "look like sodom, from top to bottom, a shopping mall of vice, but its alright with me." Experience this musical --> https://goo.gl/37m3uo

    The Wilma Theater
    The Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA. 5,791 likes · 343 talking about this · 11,360 were here. Visit our website! http://www.wilmatheater.org Follow us on twitter!...
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3 days ago

FYI Philly visits Old City's TORC Yoga, one o...

FYI Philly visits Old City's TORC Yoga, one of the neighborhood's newest businesses:

    FYI Philly: Get your mind and body set for 2018
    FYI Philly: Get your mind and body set for 2018
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3 days ago

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

Today is the last day to experience CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson and The Selected Works of Dean Pulver the 2017 Bob Stocksdale International Excellence in Wood Awardee. The Center is open until 5pm today. If you miss seeing the exhibitions in person you can view them on our website. https://centerforartinwood.org/exhibitions/

    The Center for Art in Wood
    Installation image of CRISS CROSS: Robyn Horn / Brian Dickerson by John Carlano.
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