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October 2014
Free

First Friday: Wine a Little

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
APS Museum,
104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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During his first term as President, Thomas Jefferson famously spent about 12% of his salary on wine—he called it a “necessary of life.” Join sommelier Candace Ryan as she highlights the French blends that Jefferson enjoyed most…but ones you can purchase at a more reasonable price than those favored by our third president. Talks and tastings at 5:15 and 6:15. Exhibition open until 7:00. No reservations required. Candace Ryan has been in love with wine and food for as long…

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Old City Festival

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stop by the APS booth at the first annual Old City Festival. The event will showcase Old City designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers and galleries, as well as theater, cultural history and architecture. Noon-6:00 pm throughout Old City Philadelphia

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Science on Tap

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Mechanics,
22 South Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics. Join us for “Thinking Outside the Jar; Exploring the Neurophysiology of a Creative Genius,” an illustrated talk by independent researcher and prosthetics designer, Seth Kane. (Hosted by the Mutter Museum.) Science on Tap is sponsored by a consortium of five Philadelphia institutions: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) Mütter Museum of The College…

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Our Declaration: Lecture, reception, and book signing with Danielle Allen

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street , Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Declaration of Independence altered the course of history in just over 1300 words, yet it is rarely read from start to finish. Danielle Allen, a political philosopher renowned for her work on justice and citizenship, set out to explore the arguments of the Declaration, reading it with both adult night students and University of Chicago undergraduates. Keenly aware that the Declaration is riddled with contradictions Allen and her students nonetheless came to see that the Declaration makes a coherent…

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November 2014
Free

Science on Tap

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Mechanics,
22 South Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics. November’s program features Omar Harb, Scientific Liaison and Manager of Outreach Activities at the Penn Center for Bioinformatics. His talk will explore the intersection of parasites, genomes, and big data. (Hosted by the American Philosophical Society.) Science on Tap is sponsored by a consortium of five Philadelphia institutions: Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum Chemical Heritage Foundation…

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An Evening with Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street , Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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5:30 pm reception, 6:00 pm program The teamwork, friendship, rivalry, and finally friendship again between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson is perhaps the most famous relationship between two Presidents of the United States. Witness the two American patriots recollect, discuss, and sometimes argue about what exactly happened while a nation unlike any other was being born. Featuring Steve Edenbo as Thomas Jefferson and Peyton Dixon as John Adams. Thomas Jefferson impersonator and historian, Steve Edenbo has entertained and inspired audiences…

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December 2014
Free

Science on Tap

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Mechanics,
22 South Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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Science on Tap is a monthly gathering in Philadelphia that features public discussion on engaging science topics. Held in a relaxed, bar setting on the second Monday of every month, Science on Tap features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation. The goal is to promote enthusiasm for science in a fun, spirited, and accessible way, while also meeting new people. (Hosted by the Wagner Free Institute of Science.) Science on Tap is…

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Exhibition closes

December 28
APS Museum,
104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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January 2015

More Between Heaven and Earth

January 9, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street , Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The APS and Salon/Sanctuary Concerts present an original theatrical production based on 40 years of correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway, an accomplished artist, musician, composer, and society hostess who began a relationship with Jefferson while he served as American envoy to France. Igniting in Revolutionary Paris and unfolding over a 40-year epistolary relationship, the letters reveal Jefferson’s evolving views on the separation of church and state, intermingled with her account of a stifling marriage and the limited options…

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