What lurks under the sidewalks and streets of Philadelphia? Join forensic archaeologist Tom Crist in an exploration of the city’s hidden skeletons, both literal and figurative, at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia, Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. The Society’s Halloween program, “Philadelphia’s Skeletons in the Closet,” is free. To register, call 215-732-6200 ext. 412 or email the address below. For information, call 215-732-6200 ext. 207 or visit the Society’s website.
Crist, formerly the city archaeologist, has excavated parts of numerous burial grounds around the city, uncovering many hidden mysteries, including Philadelphia’s earliest known homicide. Learn about how an archaeologist actually works, and experience hands-on artifacts excavated across the city, from Washington’s House to Washington Avenue. Crist will bring bones and other artifacts excavated from sites around Philadelphia. A reception at 1:30 p.m. will precede this program.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, including The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, documents, preserves, and shares the histories and cultures of the diverse communities in the Greater Philadelphia region, across Pennsylvania, and throughout the nation. The Society brings together people and documents to explore and interpret history, enriching the lives of the individuals and communities drawn to the stories of the United States and its people.
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1300 Locust St.
Phone: (215) 732-6200 ext. 246
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