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America's Most Historic Prison

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including "Slick Willie" Sutton and "Scarface" Al Capone.

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August 7, 2018, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Alexandra Cox: Trapped in a Vice: The Consequences of Confinement for Young People

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Bastille Day 2018: The Farewell Tour

All good things must come to an end. After 24 years of Bastille Day, it’s time to say goodbye. Join us for the final Bastille Day on July 14, and give Marie Antoinette a proper sendoff!

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