First Fridays

First Friday

CHF joins over 40 Old City Philadelphia museums, galleries, and shops in hosting an open house the first Friday evening of every month. In addition to extended gallery hours, each month’s event features guest speakers and hands-on activities that bring the exhibits to life.

First Fridays are free and open to the public; no registration required!

Check below for a full list of upcoming First Friday events at CHF. For more information, call 215.925.2222 or e-mail


First Friday: Book Arts

Book Arts March 6, 2015 

Join us as we explore the art of books with CHF fellow Stefano Gattei.

First Friday: The Alchemist’s Cookbook

Alchemist’s Cookbook April 3, 2015

Join us for a culinary journey into the history and technology of alchemical recipes and early modern cooking.


Information on past events can be found on the pages listed below.


The Museum at CHF

The Museum at CHF

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