Philly Fun Stuff Feb 1-12, 2012

Hi all!  I wanted to acknowledge that I get most of this info from the Philly Fun Guide website.  If you have other sites you would like me to mine for gems, let me know. 

An Evening with Ross MacPhee, author of Race to the End

February 1, 2012  6:30 pm

Academy of Natural Sciences

19th and Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia


Exactly 100 years ago, two teams raced for the honor of being the first humans to stand at the South Pole. What motivated this race for glory? Ross D. E. MacPhee, author of Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole and curator of mammals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, presents the story of the conquest of the last great geographical prize on Earth and its modern relevance for science and discovery in Antarctica. The author will sign copies of his book

A Visit with Harriet Tubman

February 4, 2012 11 am to 12:30 pm

J. Lewis Crozier Library

620 Engle St. Chester, PA


Harriet Tubman kicks off Black History Month at the J. Lewis Crozer Library! Families and African American history enthusiasts of all ages are invited to see renowned local actress and writer Dr. Daisy Century bring the heroic Harriet Tubman to life right in the library!

Ye Ol’ Antique Logging Exhibition and Workshop

February 11, 2012  8:30 am to ?

Estate of John B. Haines, IV

3327 Gerryville Pike, Pennsburg, PA (I know this isn’t really near Philly, but how often do you get to see something like this?  And sleigh rides!)


This annual winter exhibition was first held by Mr. Haines in 2006 to showcase his collection of antique logging, splitting, cutting and wood milling equipment. Since this time, the event has grown to include exhibition of the region’s premier antique logging equipment, demonstrations and operation of this historic equipment, logging techniques, and even draft animal demonstrations and sleigh rides. Last year, some 600 enthusiasts participated in this event.

The event will be jointly hosted by friend, associate, master antique restoration specialist and enthusiast, Arthur Cooper, who will be on-hand to discuss operation and restoration of many of the rare logging pieces on display at the exhibition. Attendees and fellow antique logging enthusiasts are encouraged to bring and showcase their own logging, sawing or wood cutting equipment.

Heritage Quilts

February 11, 2012-01-29

J. Lewis Crozier Library

620 Engle St. Chester PA


 Explore the rich history of the Underground Railroad as local historian Twyla Simpkins shares her Heritage Quilts. Families can investigate the symbols quilters used during the Underground Railroad as African Americans bravely gained their freedom.

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