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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Obscura Society Philly: The Many Peculiarities of the Penn Museum

Discover unique artifacts that seldom see the light of day.

Join the Obscura Society Philadelphia for an edifying and engaging afternoon exploring mummies and skeletal specimens hidden in the archives of the Penn Museum.

Since its founding in 1887, the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has amassed nearly one million objects from the far reaches of the globe, many obtained directly through their own field excavations or anthropological research. As vast and varied as the collections housed in the museum are, there are extensive rare artifacts that can be found hidden away in the archives.  Join us on a guided tour that will span centuries to bring preserved mummies, skeletal specimens, and other fascinating items to life!

Notes about this adventure: 

- A portion of the proceeds will go to supporting the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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