In the late 1800s Philadelphia was in its prime and hosted some flamboyant festivals to prove it. Gary Nash, professor of history at the University of California at Los Angeles, will discuss the role The Historical Society of Pennsylvania played in Philadelphia’s three great 19th-century celebrations of American life on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Society, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia. Nash will refer to his new book, First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory, in speaking about the Society’s involvement in the city’s 1876 Centennial Exposition, 1882 William Penn Bicentennial, and 1887 centennial of the Constitution. The book will be for sale after the lecture, and the author will be available to sign copies. To reserve a seat at this free program, call (215) 732-6200 ext. 412 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5699
Phone: (215) 732-6200 Ext. 246
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