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Address: 17th St and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: +1 215 763 6529

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Real history, in a strictly old-school setting

I attended a Saturday event on North Philly in the 1950s-70s. Lots of great archival film, and a panel of scholars. Fascinating -- lots of context, new information, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I attended a Saturday event on North Philly in the 1950s-70s. Lots of great archival film, and a panel of scholars. Fascinating -- lots of context, new information, and interesting analyses. If you like museums with rooms full of rows of glass cases, dark woodwork, and narrow hallways, this is the place for you. I say all that positively, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2011

Unlike anything else I've seen, this over 100 year old exhibit. It's been a few years since I visited as an Art student, drawing some of the specimens. VERY UNIQUE! Not in the best area and a little out of the way, but I would definitely recommend seeing at least once.

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Address: 17th St and Montgomery Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: +1 215 763 6529
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia

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