In Real Philly History, Real Fast, Jim Murphy provides an original tour of the city, highlighting artistic gems such as the Dream Garden Tiffany mosaic, and profiles intriguing historical figures from military leader Commodore Barry to civil rights heroes like Lucretia Mott. Murphy also explores neighborhoods from Chinatown to the Italian Market and the unique architectural details of Carpenters’ Hall and the PSFS building. This is Philly history in bites that are as digestible as a soft pretzel with mustard.
Jim Murphy is a longtime resident of Philadelphia, and 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.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase. This event is free, in-person and open to the public.