Centennial Collection and Please Touch Museum

By Anne L. RSS Wed, October 15, 2008

Congratulations to the Please Touch Museum, which is currently celebrating its move to a gloriously restored Memorial Hall in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park.  One of my favorite exhibits focuses on the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and features a number of photos from the Free Library's Print and Pictures Collection that help bring to life the model diorama created in 1889 that is nestled in Memorial Hall's lower level .  If you're intrigued by those wonderful Centennial photos at the Please Touch Museum, you can see even more of the Free Library's Centennial Exhibition digital collection by clicking on:  http://libwww.freelibrary.org/cencol/  

Not to be missed is "touring" many of the buildings through the Library's photographs just by clicking on the interactive map. These many images of the Centennial Exhibition, Memorial Hall and Fairmount Park - captured more than 130 years ago and vividly on display both at the Please Touch and digitally at the Free Library - are terrific reminders of Philadelphia's rich history. 

(And to learn more about the Please Touch Museum, go to:  http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/




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Please touch museum is awesome, and the digital collection is just mind blowing!
SadekJake - Philadelphia
Saturday, November 8, 2008

My sister lives in phili and she told us about this place. Looks like a great family day out. I will be sure to check it out with my kids in the summer! Looking forward to it already! :) Scott
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Thanks for the Information.
- Indonesia
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I am new to this city. I will go at this place.
- Philadelphia
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

No I do not know about this place. I will go to find it
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nice collection of images.
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