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Penn Museum Rediscovers Ancient Skeleton In Storage Room

This morning, the Penn Museum announced that it found a 6,500-year-old (!) skeleton that had been hidden away in its storage closets. More Philly Mag News: The museum […]

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Best of Philly Snapshot: Janet Monge, Best Museum Curator

You’ve caught Janet Monge at a rare moment when her purple reading glasses are down. They’re dangling from a lanyard right now, a telltale sign […]


Going Native At The Penn Museum’s Cafe

Have you ever eaten at – or even seen — a restaurant specializing in Native American foods in the Philly area? No, I haven’t either, […]

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Penn Museum Invites Blind Visitors to Touch Artifacts

AP has a story about “hands-on” tours at Penn Museum, allowing blind visitors to get their hands on artifacts that would otherwise have a look-but-don’t-touch […]


A Night by the Nile With Yelp Philadelphia

Calling all ghouls and undead foodies: it’s time to party. Yelp Philadelphia is hosting a Halloween party on Wednesday, October 31st, from 8 to 10p.m. […]


Tonight: Drinking Tequila With The Mayans

You know what’s awesome? Turning what is suposed to be an educational and enlightening experience into an excuse to get drunk at the museum. The […]


If the End of the World is Coming, At Least We’ll be Well Fed

The Maya exhibition at the Penn Museum is a big bummer. C’mon, we don’t want to be told with scholarly guarantee that the whole end-of-the-Maya-calendar-end-of-the-world […]


Philly Beer Week Co-Founder Passes Away

Philadelphia Beer Week Co-founder and local beer “gatekeeper” Bruce Nichols passed away Monday, November 30th after a brief fight with leukemia. Even if you did […]


Uncorking The Past

Thursday, October 8th the Penn Museum is presenting an evening of talks, tutored tastings and a book signing with Penn Museum’s Patrick McGovern and Dogfish […]