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

    Member Saturday: Past & Present | Women and Incarceration

    Members only. Registration required. Women are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. prison population, living within a prison system largely designed for men. Learn about how the history and legacy of Eastern State Penitentiary impacts the lives of incarcerated women today. Join Lauren Zalut, Director of Education and Tour Programs, and Damon McCool, Public Programming Specialist, as they discuss this topic and highlight some of the nearly 1,000 women incarcerated at Eastern State.

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

    Member Saturday: Law & Order | Reality, Not TV

    Members only. Registration required. Join Adnan Zulfiqar, legal scholar, historian and Associate Professor at Rutgers Law School, for a rousing discussion of criminal law and procedure. You'll be surprised to learn all the crucial things your favorite courtroom TV shows leave out. Professor Zulfiqar will explore the key questions our courts try to answer when balancing our personal liberties with public safety and examine how these inquiries relate to the most fundamental challenges our legal system faces.

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  • April 17, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: Eastern State Adapts for Climate Change

    Members only. Registration required. In celebration of Earth Day, join Sally Elk, President & CEO, and Liz Trumbull, Manager of Historic Preservation, as they discuss Eastern State’s efforts in sustainability. Learn more about our new stormwater basins, built during the first phase of construction on our new visitor center, and get a look at long-range planning strategies for future stormwater management projects at Eastern State.

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  • May 15, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: True Crime | Sensational or Empowering?

    Members only. Registration required. Turn on your TV or tune into the radio, and you’ll likely encounter a true crime drama that has the public obsessed. What drives this fascination with true crime? Is the genre merely sensational or does it also educate its fans about the realities of the criminal justice system?

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

    Member Saturday: Sketch Eastern State

    Members only. Registration required. Eastern State’s iconic imagery has inspired artists for centuries. Photographers, painters, and sketch artists alike have used their medium of choice to capture their unique perspective of the penitentiary’s eerie beauty. Now, try your hand at drawing Eastern State’s cathedral-like, barrel-vaulted cellblocks with guidance and tips from a local artist. No prior art or sketching experience necessary. Artist to be announced.

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  • July 17, 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Member Saturday: July 2021

    Members only. Registration required. Topic to be announced. Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Member Saturday events will be held online until further notice. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance. Register now and keep an eye on your email for updates. 

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

    Member Saturday: August 2021

    Members only. Registration required. Topic to be announced. Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Member Saturday events will be held online until further notice. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance. Register now and keep an eye on your email for updates. 

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

    Member Saturday: September 2021

    Members only. Registration required. Topic to be announced. Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Member Saturday events will be held online until further notice. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance. Register now and keep an eye on your email for updates. 

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

    Member Saturday: October 2021

    Members only. Registration required. Topic to be announced. Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Member Saturday events will be held online until further notice. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance. Register now and keep an eye on your email for updates. 

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

    Member Saturday: November 2021

    Members only. Registration required. Topic to be announced. Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Member Saturday events will be held online until further notice. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance. Register now and keep an eye on your email for updates. 

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

    Member Saturday: December 2021

    Members only. Registration required. Topic to be announced. Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Member Saturday events will be held online until further notice. A Zoom invitation will be emailed 24 hours in advance. Register now and keep an eye on your email for updates. 

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