Free Tours of Philadelphia: The Changing City ExhibitionBy Joe S. Mon, November 5, 2018
Come and learn about Philadelphia's exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a free guided tour of the Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Tours begin at 3:00 PM and are 45 minutes in length. Please RSVP for the date below that is most convenient for you:
- Tuesday, November 6
- Thursday, November 8
- Tuesday, November 13
- Tuesday, November 20
- Tuesday, November 27
- Tuesday, December 4
- Tuesday, December 11
- Tuesday, December 18
- Thursday, December 20
From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub for education, medicine, and entrepreneurship has had a profound impact on both its built and natural environments and the lives of those who call it home. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and maps in the Special Collections and Research Departments of the Parkway Central Library reveal the planned and unplanned changes that have affected Philadelphia's landscape, its buildings, and its inhabitants.
The exhibition is on display until April 13, 2019.
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