Prelude to a Memory

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Date: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: 
Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 W. Montgomery Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121
United States

The Wagner Institute’s nineteenth century exhibit hall – a soaring three-story space – houses an extraordinary collection of natural history specimens including mounted birds and mammals, fossils, rocks and minerals, insects, shells, dinosaur bones, and the first American saber-toothed tiger, discovered on a museum-sponsored expedition to Florida in 1886.

Gathered largely by founder William Wagner and Institute curators and faculty during the nineteenth century, the collections are displayed in cherry-wood and glass cabinets dating from the 1880s and maintain their original “systematic” scheme, providing a rare view of a Victorian science museum.

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Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2017 events
Topic: 
GlobalPhilly™ 2015
Topic: 
Arts and Culture