Past Events

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6:30pm

When seven generations of a wealthy Philadelphia-based family save all of their household records and correspondence, you know there are some compelling stories buried in there. But where to start?

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

You can watch/listen and speak during the live meeting using your computer,tablet, or smartphone on Zoom. You can listen and speak during the live meeting on your telephone. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - Sunday, March 27, 2022

Six talented actors, playing over 30 quirky characters, take you deep into a world of quick-change disguises and murderous mayhem to unravel The Adventure of The Speckled Band.

Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Gwen Ragsdale, executive director and curator of the museum, will present original slave artifacts, Jim Crow objects, bill-of-sale documents and more. This presentation is suitable for youngsters 12 years and older. It will be set up at the Old Pine Community Center, 425 Lombard Street, Sunday, Feb. 20, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Masks and vaccine ID required. Free to the public. Donations welcomed.


Timeline of Weekend Events


Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Curators in Conversation | Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community

This engaging virtual conversation features the guest co-curators of Water, Wind, Breath—Lucy Fowler Williams and Tony Chavarria—in conversation with Pueblo artist Roxanne Swentzell about the living traditions of Southwest art and the concept of “water-wind-breath.”

Saturday, February 19, 2022 (All day)

 Save the date for our Big Ideas Family Festival, focused on science and innovation. Join us for family-friendly activities focused on how we can make the world a better place!

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 8:00pm - Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 8:00pm

Trinity Irish Dance Company is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance. With hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace, expect "award-winning exactness with an experimental edge" (The Chicago Tribune) as this troupe fuses Ireland’s vibrant tradition and legacy with ever-evolving, American innovation. Trinity’s “impossibly complex” (The New York Times) and awe-inspiring Irish dance delivers everything you expect, but more than you can possibly imagine.

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

Join Live on Instragram! 

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm


"Social Change and the Global Middle East" Series with the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy

Fawaz Gerges, Tim Mitchell, and moderators Nada Matta and Eileen Ryan!

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 12:00pm

Advance registration is required for visitors, who must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.​ In addition, visitors are required to complete PennOpen Campus screening on the day of the event, before arriving on campus.

If you are a Penn student, faculty member, or staff member, you do not need to register in advance. You will be admitted using your PennCard.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 6:54pm
Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

As the first Black woman to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955, groundbreaking contralto Marian Anderson became an iconic figure in the struggle for civil rights. Documenting her 70-year courtship with her husband, noted African-American architect Orpheus “King” Fisher, The Letters is a dramatic reading of their enchanting love letters. The National Marian Anderson Museum & Historical Society co-hosts this performance telling one of the great romantic stories of all time.

Sunday, February 13, 2022 (All day)
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 7:00pm - Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 7:00pm

 The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion proudly celebrates Black History Month with a double feature of two powerful one-act plays written and directed by Shav’on Smith. 

Friday, February 11, 2022 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

You can watch/listen and speak during the live meeting using your computer, tablet, or smartphone on Zoom. You can listen and speak during the live meeting on your telephone. 

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm


Presented on Zoom

Join us for an Artist Talk with Donavon Smallwood as he discusses his work and his solo exhibition, awarded from The Print Center’s 96th ANNUAL International Competition.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The Satell Family Foundation “Diplochat” series provides meeting attendees with the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with diplomats from around the world. Audience members will have the ability to ask questions and engage with those appointed by their governments to represent their country, skillfully negotiate, and use soft power to maintain political, economic, and social relations on the global stage.


Thursday, February 10, 2022 (All day)

Virtual on Zoom!

 Let's hear from some journalists on how the media approaches this cornerstone of democracy. A protest is usually organized a "public demonstration of disapproval" of some law, policy, idea, or state of affairs, while a riot is “a disturbance of the peace created by an assemblage of usually three or more people acting with a common purpose and in a violent and tumultuous manner to the terror of the public.” (Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law)

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 1:00pm