“Real Philly History, Real Fast,” by amateur historian and certified tour guide Jim Murphy, presents “fascinating facts” and “interesting oddities” about Philadelphia heroes and historic sites many of us have never heard before.
You’ll discover: where the Acadians lived in Philadelphia; who may have been the city’s first nude model; what Philadelphian has more than 40 towns named after him; where the Liberty Bell really received “an additional crack”; what the Philadelphia Eagles’ connection to the U.S. Custom House really is, and more!
It’s like a fast and fun survey course of Philly history, complete with a 34-page bibliography. It's also one of the only books that features the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Library Company of Philadelphia and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Join us for a fun and interesting discussion of interesting Philadelphia history!
Speaker's Bio: A longtime resident of Philadelphia, Jim Murphy is a certified tour guide who does frequent in-person and online presentations on “The Amazing Success of William Penn.” A copywriter and former creative director at Devon Direct Marketing and Advertising, he has owned a marketing communications business since 2004 and was the editor of Choices, an award-winning magazine published by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. He has been researching Philadelphia history since 2010.