Special Collections at the Free Library of Philadelphia include all kinds of rare, unique, and distinctive objects that help tell the stories of our shared cultural heritage.

The work of Special Collections emphasizes making historic materials accessible and relevant to Philadelphians across the city and people around the world.

For this year's Wawa Welcome America, the Free Library of Philadelphia invites you to Free Museum Day: virtually! On June 30 we'll have a live event exploring Philadelphia's history – and its history of celebrations – with the Print and Picture Collection and the Rare Book Department. But there's virtual programming and fun remote content available across all of our collections.


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