News & Press Room

June 20, 2024: Drexel News (Press Release) – ‘Philadelphia Revealed,’ From the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel University Reflects 350 Years of Philly History
Fall 2023: Drexel Magazine, Atwater Kent Collection, Unboxed, Rebooted
July 20, 2023: Inquirer, Before Greta Gerwig brought President Barbie to screen, Barbie spent a very important political summer in Philadelphia 
(featuring the Republican National Convention Barbie from the AKC)
July 19, 2023: Pew, Pew Announces $1.85M to Strengthen the Free Library of Philadelphia and Improve Access to Drexel University’s Atwater Kent Collection
July 19, 2023: WHYY, Pew gives $1 million to the Free Library of Philadelphia to plan its future. The Pew Charitable Trusts also gave $850,000 to Drexel University to conserve Philadelphia’s historical archive and make it accessible
July 18, 2023: Decorative Arts Trust, Atwater Kent Collection Shared Through Drexel – PAFA Partnership
July 5, 2023: Inquirer, Drexel mounts first display of works from Atwater Kent Museum, just as promised
July 5, 2023: PhillyVoice, PAFA exhibit the first to display items from Philly’s former history museum
July 5, 2023: WHYY, Pictures from Philadelphia’s former history museum emerge at PAFA
June 28, 2023: Drexel News, Drexel Awarded $850K Grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts to Help Make Atwater Kent Collection Accessible to Public
June 23, 2023: Drexel News, ‘Seeing Philadelphia,’ a Selection From the Atwater Kent Collection at Drexel University Goes on Display
March 23, 2023: Drexel News Blog, What You Can Find in the Atwater Kent Collection’s New Online Portal
February 16, 2023: The Philadelphia Inquirer, ‘A Museum without walls’: the Atwater Kent Collection is now accessible online
February 14, 2023: Drexel News, Drexel Launches Digital Database, Making Atwater Kent Collection Available to the Public
June 24, 2022: The Philadelphia Citizen, Who Gets to be in the History Game
May 22, 2022: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia History Museum died a slow death from a thousand cuts 
May 6, 2022: Hidden City Philadelphia, Publicly-Owned Philly History Handed Over to Private University
May 4, 2022: WHYY, Judge signals approval of plan to transfer Philly history museum to Drexel
September 19, 2019: Drexel News Blog, Expanding Access to a History Museum’s Treasures
September 13, 2019: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Taking charge of Philadelphia History Museum stays true to Drexel’s mission
September 13, 2019: KYW Newsradio, City prepares to transfer Philadelphia History Museum artifacts to Drexel
September 12, 2019: Hidden City Philadelphia, Final Plans To Transfer Philadelphia History Museum Collection To Drexel University Unveiled
September 10, 2019: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Drexel is prepared to take charge of Philadelphia History Museum holdings
June 20, 2019: The Philadelphia Citizen, How to tell Philadelphia’s Stories
April 19, 2019: The Philadelphia Inquirer, What happens when a World Heritage City can’t support its own heritage?
March 4, 2019: WHYY, Why Drexel wants to take over the Philadelphia History Museum
February 28, 2019: WHYY, Philly History Museum’s future may lie with Drexel
February 27, 2019: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly History Museum closure deemed ‘a disgrace’ by public, but Drexel is praised for stepping in
February 26, 2019: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia history trove sought by Drexel includes untold wonders — Abe Lincoln’s ‘disguise’ hat, for one
February 10, 2019: The Daily Pennsylvanian, Drexel in talks to obtain more than 100,000 artifacts from Philadelphia History Museum
February 8, 2019: The Drexel Triangle, DU set to acquire collections from museum
February 5, 2019: The Philadelphia Inquirer, Drexel in talks to acquire collection of Philadelphia History Museum, closing the building for good
July 2, 2018: Travelers Today, The Philadelphia History Museum Might Be Closing For Good
June 30, 2018: The New York Times, The Philadelphia History Museum Is Closing Its Doors (Maybe for Good)
June 28, 2018: Philadelphia Business Journal, A Philadelphia museum will close to the public. Its struggle highlights a larger industry issue
June 28, 2018: WHYY, Philadelphia History Museum shuts its doors indefinitely