110 Market Street
HOW ARE YOU, IMPOSTERS! Tracing & Tasting the Origins of the Ice Cream Soda, Pt. 2 (partnership with Atlas Obscura Philadelphia) Join The Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery for a sweet reprise of a unique talk by their archivist, Laurel Burmeister. Using a curious and bombastic Philadelphia broadside from the 19th century, visitors will wade into the murky history of the ice cream soda, while investigating turn of the century fountain culture–fraught with professional rivalries, grandiose self-promotion, and a healthy fear of ice. Guests will also get a chance to taste two traditional ice cream sodas, all in the historic kitchens of America’s oldest continuously operating confectionery.
(Thurs. Aug. 8th at 6:30p, tickets not yet released for this program)
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