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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Atlas Obscura & Timberland Present: The Hour is at Hand

A hands-on exploration of the instruments that capture time with those who keep them ticking.

Join us in Philadelphia for a two-part adventure where we will spend the day investigating the world of horology and crafting our very own handmade timepieces. 

For the first part of our adventure, we'll set out from Timberland's Rittenhouse Sq. location to the Franklin Institute, one of the country’s leading education centers in science and technology. In an intimate, behind-the-scenes setting, museum curator Susannah Carroll will offer us the opportunity to examine hand-selected antique pocket watches and shelf clocks, warning wheels and pendulums.

The second part of the event will be a hands-on workshop with artist-turned-clockmaker Lili von Baeyer. Lili focuses on restorations and currently oversees 180 historic government clocks; she is now a master maker, fixer, and restorer of classic time-telling technologies. Lili will guide participants through the process of crafting a clock during the two-hour workshop. At the end, we'll have a heightened appreciation for horology and restoration, as well as a small clock to call our own. 

This unique two-part event on the modern trail is part of Timberland and Brooklyn Brewery's Mash Tour, which focuses on urban art, culture, and exploration. Thanks to our friends at Timberland, all transportation, meals, materials and supplies for this experience will be provided for attendees free of charge.

Spaces for this adventure are extremely limited; RSVP required!

This event is 18+.