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Real Philly History, Real Fast: The Backstory (P)

Penn’s Village Presents:

Real Philly History, Real Fast: The Backstory

With Local Historian Jim Murphy

Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 2:00 pm

In-Person in the MacColl Room,

First Presbyterian Church, 201 S. 21st St.

Old Phila photo


Come hear the secret stories about Philadelphia heroes and historic sites that few people knew … until the author uncovered them during 11 years of research. It’s a history buffet you’ll remember and enjoy long after you leave the room. And it will make you far more familiar with Philadelphia leaders and landmarks.


Jim Murphy is a long-time copywriter, history-lover, former magazine editor for the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, a certified member of the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides, and author of “Real Philadelphia History, Real Fast,” a popular book published by Temple University Press in 2021.

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
MacColl Room First Presbyterian Church of Phila
201 S. 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA  
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Michele M Brogan
Registration is required before Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 12:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This will be an in-person program in the MacColl Room of the First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, 201 S. 21st St., at the southeast corner of Walnut St. The entrance is at the rear of the church off of 21st St. A handicapped accessible entrance is located in the back of the church on Chancellor St.

Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or calling 215-925-7333. This program is free of charge to our members and volunteer partners. Guests may attend up to three programs before being asked to join and/or volunteer with Penn’s Village.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
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