Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

Sat, February 9, 2019 2:00 P.M. Add to your calendar
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

In this month's Hands-on History we celebrate Philly Theatre Week, as we explore materials relating to two of the most famous theatrical families in Philadelphia: the Drews and the Barrymores. Among the items explored will be:nineteenth century playbills from the Arch Street Theatre, Mrs. John Drew's Arch Street Theatre scrapbook; Eliza Kinloch's Bible with family record; the Barrymore Award, photographs and autographs of various Drew and Barrymore family members, and Lionel Barrymore's mirror.

Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library's Special Collections. Curiosity seekers age 13 and up are welcome! Registration is free, but required. 


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Find out more about our Hands-on History series.

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Rare Book Department
Third Floor
215-686-5416

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

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