Eastern State Penitentiary Pop-Up Museum: Sports and Leisure

Date/Time

Dec 22, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Description

The archives of Eastern State Penitentiary are packed with historic treasures that the public rarely sees. Thousands of photographs, stacks of prisoner-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 it impossible to exhibit the artifacts year-round.

 

For 16 days only, Eastern State Penitentiary presents Pop-Up Museum, with this year's theme of sports and leisure. Objects on view include sports paraphernalia, including a photograph of former Philadelphia baseball manager Connie Mack with Warden Cornelius Burke, as well as objects depicting recreational activities – prisoner-made crafts, paintings, confiscated shanks and other weapons.

 

Pop-Up Museum is included with admission. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability.

Cost

Standard Admission - $10-14, online

Location

View map Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

Sponsor

Eastern State Penitentiary

Phone

215-236-3300

Contact email

info@easternstate.org

Neighborhood:

Philadelphia

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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