Past Events

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 4:00pm

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Friends Select School cordially invite you to the dedication of an official state historical marker commemorating Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (1842-1932).

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

A paper by Dr. Ammar Azzouz brings the voices of Syrians to the debate on reconstruction and destruction of Syria in an attempt to link them to the fortunes of new architecture, and more broadly, the New Syria. The paper builds on a series of interviews with Syrians inside and outside Syria.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The tour will explore Cliveden’s current exhibition, Preserving & Adapting their World: The Women of Cliveden with Education Director Carolyn Wallace. Learn about how the exhibit was developed and have the opportunity to see objects from Cliveden’s textile collections not currently on view.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Birders of all levels welcome! Each program covers 1.5 miles walking.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 7:00am - 9:00am

Villanova University's Strategic Initiative Group on Migration and Refugee Protection invites you to join us to learn about Afghan refugees and what Villanova is doing and what YOU can do to help.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This lecture will demonstrate how Kahn’s philosophy of design was rooted in an American way of making buildings, and it will place Kahn—at last—squarely within a Philadelphia architectural tradition spanning from Furness through the twentieth century.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join us to learn what it takes to restore custom architectural features of Philadelphia's Historic Forum building so it can once again be used and enjoyed by Pennsylvanians for years to come.

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

The City of Philadelphia's Department of Planning and Development will be holding an online meeting concerning the Philadelphia's architecture.

Monday, March 21, 2022 - 6:00pm - Monday, April 11, 2022 - 8:00pm

The class is held on-site at the Barnes Foundation. Note: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend; masks are also required.

Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet artist Robert Beck who will talk about his remarkable painting Blue Boy and the importance of art. Learn about his artmaking process, inspiration, and journey as an artist.  

Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 12:00pm

Please join dedicated TAFSUS Choir will perform  at the amazing Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Archeology Museum).

Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

On this tour, you’ll learn about the history and ecology of the Rail Park, and its potential to become a greenway connecting 10+ Philly neighborhoods and thousands of residents.

Friday, March 18, 2022 - Friday, April 15, 2022

The Sustainability Showcases are weekly discussions highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability by creating a platform for stakeholders to engage with one another. The series makes connections between faculty research, personal and professional interest, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Thursday, March 17, 2022 (All day)

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.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join us for a special one hour tour of the Neon Museum of Philadelphia led by museum founder Len Davidson. Explore the Museum's full facilities including its collection of neon signs, library, special exhibits, memorabilia, and museum store.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:30am - 1:00pm

The City of Philadelphia's Department of Planning and Development will be holding an online meeting concerning the Historic Designation of Properties within Philadelphia.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 7:39am - Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 7:39am

The Global Ties U.S. National Meeting is the premier gathering of private-sector organizations, U.S. government agencies, advocates, and leaders in the international exchange field. Held in the Washington, DC-area, the National Meeting brings together participants across three days to gain high-level insights on trends affecting the international exchange field, engage in in-depth professional development opportunities, and build networks to strengthen international exchanges.  


Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 7:30pm

 The Nation’s legal analyst and justice correspondent, Elie Mystal is an Alfred Knobler fellow at the Type Media Center and is the legal editor of More Perfect, Radiolab’s podcast about the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

This talk will explore the collaborative process of creating a vision for how the museum should best extend itself to a broader community and what the right balance of preservation and forward-looking development is for this unique site.