Philadelphia: The Changing City

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Philadelphia: The Changing City
  • Non-CFAD Program
  • Exhibition
Philadelphia: The Changing City
Date:
October 10, 2018 - April 13, 2019
Time:
Location:
Free Library of Philadelphia | Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street | Rare Books Dept., Dietrich Gallery (3rd floor)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Cost:

FREE | Registration Not Required

This program is organized and presented in whole by the Free Library of Philadelphia.


From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub for education, medicine, and entrepreneurship has had a profound impact on both its built and natural environments and the lives of those who call it home. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and maps in the Special Collections and Research Departments of the Parkway Central Library reveal the planned and unplanned changes that have affected Philadelphia's landscape, its buildings, and its inhabitants.

For a day full of fun for the whole family, be sure to check out the related FREE Events Day on February 16, 2019!

To learn more, visit the Free Library's website

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