Posts Tagged ‘museums’

With Bloomsday Near, Remembering The Rosenbach Brothers

With Bloomsday Near, Remembering The Rosenbach Brothers

June 9, 2017  |  Vantage

Every year in June a crowd gathers outside of the Rosenbach Museum & Library to celebrate James Joyce's seminal literary masterpiece "Ulysses" with a block party and day full of public readings. Karen Chernick gives us the backstory on the Rosenbach Company and two rare book dealers whose legacy is enshrined on Delancey Place > more

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

Lost In The Shuffle: When Registered Buildings Go Down

November 17, 2014  |  The Shadow Knows

Why are some buildings on the National Register of Historic Places preserved while others are casually destroyed? The Shadow gives an example of this phenomena through the Wagner Free Institute of Science and the John F. Kennedy Vocational Center > more

The Multiplying Effects Of Urban Eds-&-Meds

The Multiplying Effects Of Urban Eds-&-Meds

October 14, 2013  |  Morning Blend

Omar Blaik on the economic potential of eds-and-meds buying local; at 2nd & Walnut, how not to do historic preservation; PPA increases fees in order to free up parking spaces, and teens get free passes to several city museums > more

Mantua Aims To Revive Old Commercial Corridors

Mantua Aims To Revive Old Commercial Corridors

July 22, 2013  |  Morning Blend

Civic Association’s plan makes public safety issues first priority, some SOSNA members weary of necessarily ambitious urbanism, appreciating the Second Bank’s fine revolutionary portraiture, and a peek inside the most expensive homes in Philly > more

At Broad And Dauphin, The Doll Museum Lives On

At Broad And Dauphin, The Doll Museum Lives On

March 1, 2013  |  Vantage

The Philadelphia Doll museum is the only cultural institution left in what was a center of cultural institutions in North Philly. Rachel Hildebrandt catches up with its founder and director Barbara Whiteman > more