Pop-Up Museum!

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The archives of Eastern State Penitentiary are packed with historic treasures that the public rarely sees. Thousands of photographs, stacks of inmate-written magazines, and even shanks (homemade weapons) are numbered and tucked carefully into museum-grade storage in the site’s administrative offices. Historic site visitors often see photographs of these treasures, but the building’s lack of museum-quality climate control makes exhibiting the objects impossible. Until now. For ten days only, Eastern State Penitentiary presents its first annual Pop-Up Museum! Temporary exhibit cases in the historic site’s conference room will house historic photographs of inmates' and officers’ daily lives, a 1903 mugshot book, inmate-carved models, and homemade weapons, all dating back to Eastern State’s 142 years as an active, maximum-security prison. The theme for Pop-Up Museum! 2013 will be “Inmate Life and Death.” Pop-Up Museum! is included in admission. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability.

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EVENT DETAILS

WHEN
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Recurring: DAILY

TIME & PRICE
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Standard Admission

WHERE
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site , 2027 Fairmount Avenue , Philadelphia, PA
Daily from 03/23/2013 to 04/01/2013. .

FOR MORE INFO
www.easternstate.org/events

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