Tagged Philadelphia

Philadelphia: The Changing City

October 10, 2018 – April 13, 2019 An exhibition in the Rare Book Department  From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling…

Author Talk: Kenneth Finkel

Author Kenneth Finkel will present his book Insight Philadelphia: Historical Essays Illustrated. Each of the nearly 100 essays in Insight Philadelphia tells a succinct, compelling, and little-known tale of the city’s past.…

Author Talk: Bill Double

Author Bill Double will present his book Charles E. Hires and the Drink That Wowed a Nation, which is an effervescent biography of Charles Elmer Hires, the Philadelphia pharmacist who introduced root beer to the American public. Books…

Survivors and Casualties: Domestic Housing in Philadelphia During the 18th and 19th Centuries

Explore the long history of working-class housing in Philadelphia including the ubiquitous row home and the many residences that have disappeared in the name of progress. On display in the Art Department Hallway Gallery until…

Adult Diabetes Education Program

Join us for an educational program on Diabetes. Topics include What is going on inside your body when you have diabetes What are the common medications used for diabetes Day to day management of diabetes How to prevent the complications…

Author Talk: David Alan Johnson

David Alan Johnson will present his book Diploma Mill: The Rise and Fall of Dr. John Buchanan and the Eclectic Medical College of Pennsylvania and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Diploma Mill recounts the…

Adult Diabetes Education Program

Join us for an educational program on Diabetes. Topics include What is going on inside your body when you have diabetes What are the common medications used for diabetes Day to day management of diabetes How to prevent the complications…

Words at Play - Play Party: Get Creative!

What can you make? Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art for stories, rhymes and to create your own masterpiece. FREE fun for families with children ages birth - 5 years. Siblings welcome. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more…

Words at Play - Play Party: Get Creative!

What can you make? Join the Philadelphia Museum of Art for stories, rhymes and to create your own masterpiece. FREE fun for families with children ages birth - 5 years. Siblings welcome. Healthy snacks will be provided. For more…

Adult Diabetes Education Program

Join us for an educational program on Diabetes. Topics include What is going on inside your body when you have diabetes What are the common medications used for diabetes Day to day management of diabetes How to prevent the complications…

Comforting Fall Side Dishes

Fall is all about cozy sweaters and warm, comforting foods. Savor the flavors of fall with Chef Dolores as we create crowd-pleasing sides that feature the best produce of this chilly-weather season. Come ready to taste dishes that will…

Author Talk: Irene Levy Baker

  Author Irene Levy Baker will present her book Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia and sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. The book tells the sweet and spicy stories behind 90 Philadelphia’s…

Notable African Americans From Philadelphia

Notable African Americans from the City of Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia Inquirer Digital Archive 1860-2001

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

BusinessDecision

Based on Synergos Technologies, Inc. (STI) data and mapping technologies, BusinessDecision combines extensive consumer household data, market segmentation data, population forecasts and demographic data with state of the art mapping…

Archive-It

Archive-It, a web archiving service, to collect and store the websites of Philadelphia government agencies and selected cultural institutions, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the American Philosophical Society. You can search…