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June 2018

Philadelphia’s Lost Jewish Quarter–SOLD OUT

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rebecca Gratz Club Apartments, 532 Spruce St.

This walk begins at the former Rebecca Gratz Club, with an introduction to early Jewish life in the Philadelphia, and continues to explore the rest of the “Jewish Quarter”, pointing out sites of former bathhouses, shuls, newspapers, theaters, stores, social service buildings, union halls, banks and hospitals.

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Inside-Out Mural & Mosaic Tour–West of Broad

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 118 N Broad St.

We've teamed up with Mural Arts to create a tour that explores the many dimensions of Philadelphia’s wall art by looking at murals both old and new, indoors and on the street, created by Mural Arts and commissioned by others.

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Penn & the Making of University City

June 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Northeast corner of 40th and Baltiore, 3940 Baltimore Ave.

Penn's leafy campus looks like its been there since the school’s founding, but much of it is a recent creation. This tour will explore how Penn used the powerful mechanisms of urban renewal created after World War II to acquire land and fund new construction for the rapidly growing university. But let’s not forget the architecture! Penn’s campus features some of Philly’s most magnificent buildings, including Frank Furness's Fisher Fine Arts Library, College Hall and the Quadrangle Dormitories.

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July 2018

Society Hill: The Great Deceiver, Part II

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Powel House, 244 S. 3rd. St.

No neighborhood in Philadelphia has as complex and contradictory a history as Society Hill. Once it was home to Philadelphia's aristocracy, and today it features dozens of million dollar houses. Ah, but so much happened in the 150 years in between, when it was a poor and working class area home to African-Americans and Irish and Jewish immigrants.

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