October 31, 2014
Philadelphia History Museum’s inaugural City Social
Surrounded by 100,000 artifacts unique to Philadelphia’s remarkable past in the heart of the historic district, we had a blast at the inaugural City Social on October 14th. City Social was held at the newly rebranded Philadelphia History Museum and honored Mayor Michael Nutter and First Lady Lisa Nutter for all they do to define and represent Philadelphia locally, regionally and nationally.
The evening’s theme was the celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant past, focusing on historical Philly neighborhoods. Guests were brought into the present by unique cuisine served by Brûlée Catering that represented several neighborhoods and cultures, as well as brews and spirits from Dock Street Brewery and Philadelphia Distilling. Live jazz bands and entertainment kept the energy high as they filled the museum and the starlit garden with eclectic musical styles.
The Mayor received a replica of one of the Museum’s prized artifacts, a wampum Lenape belt, signifying friendship, similar to the legendary gift given to William Penn by the Lenape people in 1682. In return, Mayor Nutter presented his 2008 Phillies World Series Championship ring to the Museum for its baseball collection, as well as a hat and t-shirt given to him by the Taney Dragons after their competition in the 2014 Little League World Series. “Lisa and I are honored to be recognized by the Philadelphia History Museum, our hometown museum,” said Mayor Nutter.
Be sure to head over to 15 S 7th Street and explore their exhibits including the Main Gallery which features the world’s largest walkable map of Philadelphia. Visit http://www.philadelphiahistory.org/.