1 hour ago

Join us this Saturday, January 27th from 10am...

Join us this Saturday, January 27th from 10am-12pm for our family workshop. In partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia, you are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's This Is the Rope through a hands-on clay project where you learn basics working with clay, and make a piece inspired by this incredible story that is the companion book for the 2018 selection. An adult must participate in the workshop - the tuition fee of $15.00 or $17.50 covers one individual and you must register for each adult and child attending. Classes are appropriate for children ages 4-12+. Pre-registration is required. Please contact Shannon at shannon@theclaystudio.org or 215-925-3453 x 19 for more information. Register here: https://public.theclaystudio.org/public/FamilyChildren.faces

    The Clay Studio
    Join us this Saturday, January 27th from 10am-12pm for our family workshop. In partnership with One Book, One Philadelphia, you are invited to explore Jacqueline Woodson's This Is the Rope through a...
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2 hours ago

The Clay Studio added an event.

Warm up this winter with a drinking chocolate tasting in our galleries. Kevin Paschall, Chocolate Maker at Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery, will bring some of his luxuriously rich drinking chocolates for all to discover and sip on. Learn about the tradition of chocolate making and the different varieties used. Ticket price includes a handmade ceramic cup by Clay Studio Resident Artist Daniel Ricardo Teran to use during the event and keep afterwards!

    Hand Crafted Drinking Chocolate Tasting
    Warm up this winter with a drinking chocolate tasting in our galleries. Kevin Paschall, Chocolate Maker at Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery,...
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6 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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6 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."
    http://www.phillytrib.com

8 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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10 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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10 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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12 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.
    http://blog.wilmatheater.org

12 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.
    https://tickets.ardentheatre.org

22 hours ago

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

Northern Liberties Recreation Center added 2 ...

CREATIVE DRAMA returns in February! Space is limited.

    Northern Liberties Recreation Center
    Northern Liberties Recreation Center, Philadelphia, PA. 675 likes · 14 talking about this · 1,004 were here. Recreation Center
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26 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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26 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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27 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."
    http://templeupdate.com

28 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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30 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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30 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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30 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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31 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.
    http://www.woodrevisited.org

34 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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41 hours ago

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.
    http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org

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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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

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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3 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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3 days ago

T-shirts have arrived!!!! #brewerytown #troll...

T-shirts have arrived!!!! #brewerytown #trolley

    The Monkey & The Elephant
    T-shirts have arrived!!!! #brewerytown #trolley
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3 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.
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com

4 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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4 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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4 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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4 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.
    http://6abc.com

4 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

4 days 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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5 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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5 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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5 days ago

Leila Gordon shared an event to The Monkey & ...

Join Repair the World: Philadelphia on January 31st from 6:30 - 8 PM for a night of seed packing, snack eating and drinking! (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided) We will be packing seeds with Owen Taylor, the founder of Truelove Seeds. He works with rural and urban food justice projects to preserve and proliferate culturally important heirloom seeds and the stories and traditions embodied in them. January 31st is also Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees! Packaging seeds and learning about their cultural relevance is how we're celebrating this holiday! https://www.facebook.com/events/153114665341990/

    Seeds, Snacks, & Six Packs
    Join us for a night of seed packing, snack eating and drinking! (Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided) We will be packing seeds with Owen...
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5 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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5 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
    http://6abc.com

5 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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5 days ago

A peak from our current exhibition, Reinventi...

A peak from our current exhibition, Reinventing Clay. Tyler Schradnt's 3D printer in action! Come by this Sunday, January 21st from 1-3pm to see it in person.

    The Clay Studio
    A peak from our current exhibition, Reinventing Clay. Tyler Schradnt's 3D printer in action! Come by this Sunday, January 21st from 1-3pm to see it in person.
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5 days ago

Chemical Heritage Foundation shared Materials...

Our friends at Drexel University's Materials Science & Engineering are exploring stuff on February 3!

    Philly Materials Day 2018
    Come join us at the eighth annual Philly Materials Science and Engineering Day for "Materiality: Exploring the Materials that Impact Your World."...
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5 days ago

Check out Humphrys Flag Company on CBS Philly...

Check out Humphrys Flag Company on CBS Philly:

    Historic Philly Flag Shop Shows Off Eagles Creations
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A Philadelphia flag institution is fielding many calls about Eagles flags before the big game on Sunday. Humphrys Flag Company opened its doors in Philadelphia in 1864. Employees craft American flags and others from around the world.
    http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com

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