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  • August 21, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: Providing a New Leash on Life

    Members only. Registration required. Join New Leash on Life USA’s Vice President of Prison Programs Rob Rosa for an uplifting discussion about how training at-risk shelter dogs can reduce recidivism and restore lives.

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  • August 26, 2021, 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Member Nights: Calling Eastern State Home

    Members only. Registration required. Discover Eastern State’s administrative building. Explore spaces designed for the men and women who were employed by the world’s first true penitentiary.

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  • September 18, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: On the High Seas: A Nautical History of Eastern State

    Members only. Registration required. Eastern State and Independence Seaport Museum staff will share stories of 19th-century crimes committed “on the high seas” and the sailors who were incarcerated at Eastern State.

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  • October 16, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: Families on the Inside

    Members only. Registration required. Discover the accounts of families at Eastern State and in prisons today. Plus, investigate the rarely seen living quarters of Eastern State’s wardens.

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  • November 20, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: New Justice Models for Veterans

    Members only. Registration required. Learn about the history of veterans of Eastern State and examine the development and rise of Veteran Treatment Courts with Derek Coy of the New York State Health Foundation.

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  • December 18, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: Eastern State Underground

    Members only. Registration required. Join our history and preservation experts as we unearth Eastern State’s fascinating subterranean history.

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