Welcome to the "Beyond the Bell" calendar page! We currently have special events scheduled for the month of July, as well as a number of ongoing events and activities that can be enjoyed for as long as the weather remains decent.
Pope John Paul II Exhibit
In honor of his recent canonization, the Polish American Cultural Center Museum has opened a new exhibition dedicated to Pope John Paul II (born Karol Jozef Wojtyla). Admission is free.
Coming in July
Radios Made in Philadelphia
Roy Shapiro, who was the general manager of KYW 1060 AM when it went to an all-news format, was more than a maker of radio history. He also collected it. His collection took the form of vintage radios, specifically those made in and around the Philadelphia area. Thirteen of these radios, made in the 1930s and 1940s make up the collection, which shows the city's leading role in the rise of, and the "Golden Age" of radio in America.
Friday, July 4th
Nearly everybody in Philadelphia, America's "Cradle of Independence," will be doing something to celebrate. Head down to Independence Hall and go from there.
NE corner 6th & Market Streets
Saturday, July 5th
8th Annual Philly Phyzz Phest
Come celebrate the birthday of Dr. Philip Syng Physick, who comes down through history to us as the "Father of American Surgery" and "Soda's Pop." The celebration features Dr. Physick's Soda Pop and ice cream from the Franklin Fountain.
Historic Philadelphia offers outdoor history tours, after hours events, and pub crawls. All of the details are on our Shows and Tours page.