Philly Fun Stuff

Hi all!  Here are some free events in Philly this week. 

Comparative Responses to the Outbreak of Deadly Epidemics from the Revolutionary Era to Today

College of Physicians 

19 S. 22nd St.

November 9, 2011 6:30 pm

Bring Out Your Dead (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993) is a classic study of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic and the massive impact it left on Philadelphia. Join us as the three co-authors of the introduction (Anne Coxe Toogood, Kenneth R. Foster, PhD, PE, and Mary F. Jenkins) to Bring Out Your Dead compare the response of the medical community to the 1793 yellow fever epidemic to that of contemporary responses to HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis A and B and other viruses. The speakers will set the social, demographic, geographic, and rudimentary medical context for the outbreak of this epidemic in 1793.

Philadelphia‘s Lost Waterfront

Penn Book Store 3601 Walnut St.


November 10, 2011 6:30 pm

Local historian Harry Kyriakodis chronicles the history of the city’s original port district, from Quaker settlers who first lived along the Delaware to the riverfront of the twentieth century. Tracing local histories along Front Street, Delaware Avenue and Penn’s Landing, Kyriakodis deftly rediscovers the story of Philadelhia’s lost waterfront.

Kyriakodis is a founding member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides and regularly leads walking tours throughout the city.

Powell House

244 S. 3rd St.

November 11, 2011  1-5 pm

To celebrate Veterans Day, the Powel House will offer free admission and tours of the house to veterans, active members of the military, and their families. Each family will also receive one complimentary bottle of Dr. Physick’s soda, produced exclusively for Landmarks.

Remembering Our Early Veterans

Second Bank

420 Chestnut St.

November 12-13, 4 pm

On Veteran’s Day weekend, learn more about ht e Continental Army and Navy by joining a park ranger for a 20 minute program.

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