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Up until recently Billy Penn hadn’t taken a bath for 12 years! The sculpture that sits atop City Hall recently underwent a 6-week restoration process. Sculptor Alexander Milne Calder created a small model of William Penn (found in our American Art galleries) in preparation for the large sculpture atop City Hall.

“Model for the Statue of William Penn,” 1889, after original 1886, by Alexander Milne Calder (On loan from Mr. and Mrs. Set Charles Momjian)

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DRAWN JAWN is a Philadelphia-themed coloring book with over 50 original drawings that celebrate (and poke fun of) Philadelphia’s greatest landmarks, neighborhoods, culture and quirks.

Navigate your bike through a trolley track maze, match neighborhood names to their Lenape meaning, identify the true Liberty Bell, make a Mummer paper doll or color your way through Reading Terminal Market!

Buy it here

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I am so proud to watch my city raise the Transgender Pride flag outside City Hall for the first time in history. And thanks to Philadelphia’s LGBT director, Nellie Fitzpatrick (Pictured with me in the last photo), it could be an annual event to mark the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference which is taking place now. I cannot describe how much I love this city and how incredible it was to see so many people celebrating the Transgender community.

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