Free Tours of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

By 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:

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.

L.A.W. Local Cycling Map, 1897, Map [recto]
L.A.W. Local Cycling Map, 1897, Map [recto]
Augustus Kollner’s 1841 watercolor
Augustus Kollner’s 1841 watercolor
Benton Spruance. Changing City. Lithograph, 1934.
Benton Spruance. Changing City. Lithograph, 1934.

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