Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Philadelphia History Museum, a great place to visit.

Being from Philadelphia all of my life, sometimes I seem to take for granted all of the great historical places that are all around me. We are so lucky to live in such a great city. And now we have a museum that celebrates the history of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia History Museum, here is  a little more information about the museum from the website:

The Philadelphia History Museum  prides itself on making the city’s rich past entertaining and relevant to children. Our programs are created and facilitated by experienced museum educators who engage students, share their enthusiasm for Philadelphia’s history and when applicable, link this history with present-day issues.
The Museum’s broad range of curriculum-based programs for elementary and secondary school students are aligned with state and national standards.  The Philadelphia History Museum perfectly complements visits to nearby historical sites. For educators planning school trips, a visit to the Philadelphia History Museum provides lessons that serve as outstanding introductions for social studies units on Philadelphia and American History,  language arts and science.

Saturday. It's a day we look forward to but it's also a day that I sorta dread. Why would I dread a day off? Because there isn't much to do and we get bored (my husband doesn't) of going to the mall. I love doing different things and if we can learn something along the way all the better. This past Saturday we had the chance to do something different and it was great. We went to the Philadelphia History Museum and learned a few things about our city that we didn't know.

I love a museum and I love learning things about where I live and the Philadelphia History Museum scratched me where I itch. The museum is located on 15 South 7th St., it's literally a 10 minute drive from our house. The first thing you notice when you enter the museum is the HUGE map of the city they have on the floor in a room right off of where you purchase your tickets. We had a great time locating landmarks that a meaningful to us like our house, our daughter's school and my husband found all the mall's we frequent. 

The map is something we could have stared at all day it was that neat. Moving up to the second floor we ran into our first set of artifacts like the gloves Joe Frazier wore when he won the WBA championship. Right behind them was a glass that Benjamin Franklin drank from. It was amazed already. The funny thing is these two gentlemen are associated with our city and are looked upon as favorite son's and yet neither of them was native to our city! Franklin was born and raised in Boston and Frazier was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina.
We moved from room to room seeing artifacts like Flyer's great Bobby Clarke's stick and Philllies great Mike Schmidt's helmet to paintings of William Penn and Gorge Washington and they even had Washington's pocket watch! The museum is rich with history of probably the most historically significant city in the United States. I stand in awe sometimes when I think about all the important things that went on here and how it shaped our country into what it is. With the Philadelphia History Museum they will continue to inform generation after generation of how great our city is.  

So if you are in the Philadelphia area I would highly suggest a visit to this great museum, you will really get the feel of Philadelphia, and learn some great facts. This is a great day out with the family, that is affordable as well.

Philadelphia History Museum
 15 South 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Museum Hours and Admission
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

$10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 students and teens (13-18), children 12 and under free. Museum Members and active military free. $20 for Family Pack.
For more information make sure to follow the Philadelphia History Museum on Facebook 

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Pam said...

This looks like a great place to visit. I love history.

Nicole said...

Thanks for the information! This is on our list of places to go in the spring. It looks like you had fun! :)

Mommy Entourage said...

I love all the Phillies memorabilia!

Jo-Lynne Shane said...

This looks great. I didn't even know this place exists! We definitely need to take our family.

Carolyn said...

This place looks so fun! We need to check it out :)

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