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Past Events

Pups on the Plaza

Pups on the Plaza

Philadelphia, PA
What do a bald eagle, a squirrel, and a lot of dogs have to do with each other?  Find out when you join the Young Friends of Independence Historical Trust for a walking tour that is all about the furry (and feathered) friends of the Founding Generation.    Since this tour is all about the anima...
Saturday, November 3 2018 11:00 AM 4:00 PM

Signers' Gala at Independence National Historical Park

Signers' Gala at Independence National Historical Park

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for a celebratory event under the stars! Independence Historical Trust invites you to be a part of a night like no other at Independence National Historical Park.   The inaugural Signers’ Gala will celebrate the 265th Anniversary of  Independence Hall . With special guest, Leslie Odo...
Saturday, September 29 2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

BBQ for Independence

BBQ for Independence

Philadelphia, PA
This event was originally scheduled to occur on Thursday, May 31st but due to unfavorable weather coditions, it was rescheduled to Friday, August 10, 2018. Summers at Independence National Historical Park are more fun with BBQ!  Join us for the BBQ for Independence with food by Mission BBQ! Tick...
Friday, August 10 2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Curator Talk: August 2018

Curator Talk: August 2018

Philadelphia, PA
Behind the Scenes of Hamilton: The Exhibit Join the National Constitution Center’s exhibit development team for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their latest exhibit, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation. Elena Popchock, the lead exhibition developer for the proje...
Wednesday, August 8 2018 12:10 PM 12:50 PM

Curator Talk: July 2018

Curator Talk: July 2018

Philadelphia, PA
The Life, The Legend …. The Truth?: Stitching Betsy Ross’ Story Together   Most visitors come to the Betsy Ross House with strong opinions on Betsy Ross’ place in American history, making her story a difficult one to tell. How do we as historians and museum professionals deal with the complicat...
Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:10 PM 12:50 PM

I, Eliza Hamilton: Author Talk and Book Signing with Susan Holloway Scott

I, Eliza Hamilton: Author Talk and Book Signing with Susan Holloway Scott

Philadelphia, PA
On July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton (c1755-1804) died from the wounds he received in a duel with Aaron Burr. During his tragically short life, Hamilton was a military hero during the American Revolution, a statesman, a Founding Father, and, as the new country’s first Secretary of the Treasury, t...
Thursday, July 12 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Intro to Independence

Intro to Independence

Philadelphia, PA
Ever walk through Old City and think: I don't really know as much history as I should, or, I haven't been to some of these places since I was in 5th grade? Not sure where to even begin when it comes to Independence National Historical Park (the first urban National Park in the United States)? The...
Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:30 PM 6:30 PM

Bark Ranger Program at Independence

Bark Ranger Program at Independence

Philadelphia, PA
Independence National Historical Park is going to the dogs! On Saturday, June 16, we invite pet owners and their dogs to come out for a morning in the park!  Meet other pet owners in the area, learn how to keep your pet safe by learning some Animal First Aid and have them become a certified BARK ...
Saturday, June 16 2018 8:30 AM 10:00 AM

Curator Talk: June 2018

Curator Talk: June 2018

Philadelphia, PA
From Phila. Homey to GTown Boy:  The Incredible Existence of Samuel Buckley Morris and How It Forever Changed the World Rembrandt Peale introduced Samuel Buckley Morris to Philadelphia when the artist displayed the four-year-old child’s portrait in the Columbianum exhibition.  Born into the lan...
Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:10 PM 12:50 PM

Underside of Independence: Preserved Underground

Underside of Independence: Preserved Underground

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Friends of Independence National Historical Park for the second program in the Underside of Independence series! In this program, we will explore the past through objects left in the ground.  Jed Levin, Archaeologist for Independence NHP will lead this discussion and take you to see the...
Thursday, June 7 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Friends of Independence National Historical Park

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