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A Free Guided Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

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Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department

1901 Vine Street

3rd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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A Free Guided Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

In this tour, visitors will learn about Philadelphia's exciting and often forgotten history. The tour begins at 3:00 PM in the Rare Book Department’s Dietrich Gallery, located on the third floor of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and will be given by one of the curators of the exhibition.

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.

The exhibition is on display until April 13, 2019.

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1901 Vine Street

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