Congratulations to the Please Touch Museum, which is currently celebrating its move to a gloriously restored Memorial Hall in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. One of my favorite exhibits focuses on the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and features a number of photos from the Free Library's Print and Pictures Collection that help bring to life the model diorama created in 1889 that is nestled in Memorial Hall's lower level . If you're intrigued by those wonderful Centennial photos at the Please Touch Museum, you can see even more of the Free Library's Centennial Exhibition digital collection by clicking on: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/cencol/
Not to be missed is "touring" many of the buildings through the Library's photographs just by clicking on the interactive map. These many images of the Centennial Exhibition, Memorial Hall and Fairmount Park - captured more than 130 years ago and vividly on display both at the Please Touch and digitally at the Free Library - are terrific reminders of Philadelphia's rich history.
(And to learn more about the Please Touch Museum, go to: http://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/