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Anatomical tools of yesteryear.
Jul 20

The Return of Dissecting History at The Legacy Center

Spend an afternoon exploring the secretive and sometimes sordid world of 19th century anatomical dissection at two historic Philadelphia medical schools.
Funeral Director Amy Cunningham.
Jul 21
Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Pushing up Daisies: Green Death Salon

Learn about 'death positivity' and 'green' funerary practices in the historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Tombstones from West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Jul 26
Bala Cynwyd

Pandemics from the Past: Cemeteries and Infirmities

Learn about the dramatically different connotation of 'going viral' in the 20th century in a special collaboration between the Mütter Museum and West Laurel Hill Cemetery.
'Posters for the People' book cover.
Aug 7
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posters for the People: Rediscovering the Lost Art of the New Deal

Hear about a local initiative to track down and identify posters produced as part of the Works Progress Administration New Deal!
The Franklin Fountain Exterior.
Aug 8
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

How Are You, Imposters?

Tracing and tasting the origins of the ice cream soda.
Deluxe special edition.
Nov 22
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ascend Ascend: A Poetic Performance

Experience a public ritual for personal transformation with poet Janaka Stucky.

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Congress gets its first gander at the Declaration of Independence in this painting by John Trumbull.

The German-Language Newspaper That Got the Scoop on American Independence

On July 5, 1776, only the "Pennsylvanischer Staatsbote" reported the big news.

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