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Philadelphia Mayor Declares June 10 ‘Science History Day’

Official proclamation invites the public to join the Institute for ‘Curious Histories Fest: A Taste of Water,’ a free, daylong celebration focused on the science and history of water.

May 22, 2023
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Mayor James F. Kenney has declared Saturday, June 10, 2023, “Science History Day” in Philadelphia and invites the public to attend the Institute’s first annual Curious Histories Fest. The official proclamation also urges “all citizens to be aware of the commendable efforts of the Science History Institute to further scientific research, learning, and student engagement for so many in our region and beyond.”

An annual celebration of science, history, exploration, and experimentation, our inaugural Curious Histories Fest is centered on the theme “A Taste of Water.” Discover how water can affect the taste of food and beverages by sampling pizza, iced tea, oysters, bagels, and beer. Attendees can also enjoy hands-on crafts, engaging talks, highlights from our collections, special guests, live music, and so much more.

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Curious Histories Fest: A Taste of Water will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 11am to 3pm at the Science History Institute at 315 Chestnut Street in Old City Philadelphia. This event is open to all ages. Admission and programs are free; beer and food trucks are pay-as-you-go. No reservations are necessary.

Major funding for Curious Histories Fest is provided by the Bolte Family Foundation. Additional support provided by sustaining sponsors American Chemical Society, Dow, Eastman Chemical Company, Univar Solutions, and Westlake Corporation, and contributing sponsors Hallstar and Hexion.

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