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The archives of Eastern State Penitentiary are packed with historic treasures that the public rarely sees. Thousands of photographs, stacks of inmate-written magazines, and even shanks (homemade weapons) are numbered and tucked carefully into museum-grade storage in the site’s administrative offices.
Historic site visitors often see photographs of these treasures, but the building’s lack of museum-quality climate control makes exhibiting the objects impossible. Until now.
For 11 days only, Eastern State Penitentiary presents its second annualPop-Up Museum! The theme for Pop-Up Museum 2014 will be “Sin and Salvation.”
Pop-Up Museum is included in admission. Tickets are available online or at the door, subject to availability.
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