16th-Annual Antique Toy Train Show

The Museum of American History

Jan 20, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Features O and O-27-gauge toy trains from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Lionel, Marx and American Flyer engines, with adjoining cars, will race on two diverse platforms. Vintage Plasticville buildings from the 1950s will further augment the display. Vegetation and auxiliary structures will give the platforms a traditional holiday appearance.

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Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution

Jan 20, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The interactive playscape reveals connections between the city and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding. Through playful interactives, scenic environments and facilitated games, visitors will actively engage in the challenges of founding and maintaining a country and will be inspired to carry these lessons forward as they face the challenges of...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Weekend

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Jan 20, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The venue commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & his 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail” with readings from the landmark text & opportunities for visitors to respond to its relevance today. Professional actors, youth readers, & community leaders read excerpts from King’s letter three times a day on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, & 3:30...

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Lila Liberty's Hero Quest

National Liberty Museum

Jan 20, 2019 - Feb 3, 2019

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday and Saturday.

Meet Lila Liberty, a young hero on a quest to spread acceptance and kindness. To complete her mission she needs to collect all six of her Super Hero Gadgets, like Respectacles to see different points of view, and the Cape of Courage for a boost of confidence. Join Lila in this adventure through the galleries.

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MLK Weekend Celebratio

African American Museum in Philadelphia

Jan 20, 2019 - Jan 21, 2019

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The event kicks off on Friday with a special screening (details to be announced). Then, the weekend continues with a full day of family programming on Saturday, and a Sunday jazz presentation with international vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd. Monday highlights include the Citizens Bank Scavenger Hunt, a visit from the Phillie Phanatic, and a keynote conversation between...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Event

Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

Jan 21, 2019

The schedule of activities include: 9-10am- Free Community Breakfast featuring speakers Tracy K. Smith, National Poet Laureate and Rev. Lukata Mjumbe, recently-appointed pastor at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church. 10-11:30am- Hands On! Art activities including a collaborative community mural and button-making workshop with the Historical Society of Princeton, canned food drive, and...

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Exhibit: “Family Roots”

Pennypacker Mills

Feb 1, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020

This event occurs every 50 week(s) on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Visit Pennypacker Mills for a fascinating look at Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker’s family history focusing the arrival of the first paternal ancestor in America in 1698 through to Samuel’s generation. Pennypacker’s passion for family history included  artifacts that related to his family as well as silhouettes of his grandparents, signatures of all of the men in his direct...

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