To Do: Smallpox Exhibit at the National Constitution Center

Take in a popup exhibit compliments of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia tonight at the National Constitution Center

Photograph courtesy the National Constitution Center

Calling all history buffs! Tonight at the National Constitution Center, you can check out a popup medical exhibit on the impact of smallpox on our history. Dr. Robert Hicks, director of the Mütter Museum/Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, will be showcasing a collection of artifacts, including early books, models, instruments, and specimens related to smallpox. You might even learn some interesting factoids you can dazzle your friends with later—because who doesn’t like a good smallpox anecdote at a cocktail party?

Admission to the exhibit is free once you pay to get into the National Constitution Center. But guess what? Tonight, admission’s only $5, thanks to the center’s Thursday-evening $5 after 5 series, which runs through the summer. The exhibit will be on display from 5 to 8 p.m.

National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., 5 to 8 p.m., $5.