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Lemon Hill inset.
Oct 21
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

East Fairmount Park Hill Walk

Explore the landscape, genesis and distinctive, hidden features of East Fairmount Park, including the unknown topography of Lemon and Brewery Hills.
Shane Confectionery interior.
Nov 6
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Sweet Peek Inside Shane Confectionery

A tour and hands-on dig through the archives of the oldest continuously run confectionery in the United States.
Applewhite addressing the audience in an initiation video for Heaven's Gate.
Nov 16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cults at The Convent: Philadelphia and Beyond

Surrender your individuality as we explore various cult movements peripherally and directly connected to Philadelphia.

Stories About Philadelphia

The opah, ready for a photograph.

How Fish Meant for Market Might End Up in a Museum

Natural history curators and fishers have a deep relationship.

The Intricate Craft of Using Human Hair for Jewelry, Art, and Decoration

Your guide to the four techniques of hair work.

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