Coming Up in Historic Philadelphia!

Black History Month Storytelling

Date: Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, February 14

Time: 11 am - 3 pm

The Historic Philadelphia Center (6th & Chestnut Streets)

Once Upon A Nation Storytellers share tales about the contributions African Americans have made over history.

Betsy Ross House is Open Presidents Day

Date: Monday, February 15

Time: 10 am - 5 pm

Women’s History Month Celebration

Date: Sunday, March 6

Time: Noon - 4 pm

Betsy Ross House (239 Arch Street)

Betsy Ross House celebrates Women’s History Month with a daylong event that gives visitors the chance to meet a variety of women from the 18th century. Betsy Ross, America’s most famous flagmaker, will greet visitors in her upholstery shop and share stories about her life as a business owner and Revolutionary Quaker. Meet Phillis, a freed African American domestic worker in the new Women at Work in Revolutionary America experience. Plus, learn the role chocolate played in Colonial America and meet female entrepreneurs, chocolate maker, Mary Crathorne and Hannah Lithgow, the widow who owned the home where Betsy Ross rented her rooms and discuss the active role women played during the American Revolution – from making important military supplies, like flags and musket cartridges, to making patriotic choices with their shopping.

The Women’s History Month event is free with admission.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

Dates: Friday, April 22 - Sunday, June 12

Times: 6 - 10 pm, Sunday - Thursday; 6 - 11 pm, Friday & Saturday

Ticketing details to come soon.






Photo by Sichuan Tianyu

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. has announced the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square will take place in the Square from April 22 to June 12, 2016. The Festival, appearing for the first time in the Northeast United States, is a celebration of light and culture that features artisans from China and the Philadelphia region. Franklin Square will glow with more than 25 larger-than-life illuminated displays of giant flowers, a three-story pagoda, a huge Chinese dragon and much more, created using traditional Chinese methods with thousands of LED lights in brilliant colors. In addition to the gorgeous light installations, festival-goers will enjoy daily performances, culinary exploration, crafts by working artists, and still be able to play mini-golf, ride the carousel, and enjoy Center City’s best play place during the spring and all year long.

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