Places

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Fairmount Water Works. New public tours created by historian Ken Hinde are underway at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, located on the east bank of the Schuylkill River west of Center City. One of the world’s greatest engineering marvels of the early 19th century, the Philadelphia Museum of Art now occupies the site of the historic water supply company’s former reservoir on Fairmount Hill. Frederick Graff ‘s wonderfully restored Palladian-style architecture and the site’s romantic lookouts have never looked better. To learn more, see the FWWIC’s on-line newsletter or call the Center at 215-685-0723.

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The Philadelphia History Museum at Atwater Kent. The newly refurbished Philadelphia History Museum features all-new exhibits with treasures from its extensive collections. Located at 15 S. 7th Street (between Market and Chestnut Streets), admission fees for non-members are $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 for students and teens; free for children 12 and under. To become a member or for more information, email info@philadelphiahistory.org 215-685-4830.

The Mutter Museum, located at 19 South 22nd Street, with its superb collections library of medical history, is part of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, founded in 1787, and the oldest medical organization in the country. The Museum’s unique collections offer a poignant and sometimes startling view of the history of medicine.  

Every month the College offers an illuminating array of lectures. Advance registration for all programs and events is recommended. For information info@collegeofphysicians.org or call 215-399-2341.

 

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