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Kimberly Haas

Kimberly Haas is a staff writer for Hidden City Daily. She is a long time radio journalist, both nationally and locally with WHYY and WXPN. In particular, she enjoys covering Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, culture and history, as well as urban sustainability and public policy, in both print and audio.

Special Collections Show Their Stuff For Archives Month Philly

Special Collections Show Their Stuff For Archives Month Philly

October 3, 2019  |  History

Archives Month Philly kicks off with a long list of October events in the Delaware Valley. Kimberly Haas spoke to archivists from across the region to get the details on what's in store this year > more

The Crowning Glory Of Christ Church’s Steeple Comes Down For Restoration

The Crowning Glory Of Christ Church’s Steeple Comes Down For Restoration

September 26, 2019  |  Preservation

In Old City, Christ Church's 265-year-old weathervane come down from the steeple to undergo restoration. Kimberly Haas has the details > more

Mütter Museum Goes Viral With New Influenza Pandemic Exhibition

Mütter Museum Goes Viral With New Influenza Pandemic Exhibition

September 23, 2019  |  City Life

The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia examines the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 with a multimedia exhibition, walking tours, and a chorus-led parade up Broad Street. Kimberly Haas has the story > more

Final Plans To Transfer Philadelphia History Museum Collection To Drexel University Unveiled

Final Plans To Transfer Philadelphia History Museum Collection To Drexel University Unveiled

September 12, 2019  |  City Life, History

The Philadelphia History Museum is officially dead. The large collection of beloved city artifacts will be transferred to Drexel University. Kimberly Haas has the news > more

Tracking Progress & Inaction On The 10th Anniversary Of

Tracking Progress & Inaction On The 10th Anniversary Of “Historic Preservation In 2020” Report

August 29, 2019  |  Preservation

In 2009, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia released a strategic report outlining recommendations for safeguarding the city's architectural and cultural history. Kimberly Haas sat down with the co-authors of the action plan to discuss what has, and hasn't, been done by the City and stakeholders a decade later > more