The Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent

Philly History Museum

When I was young, I toured the Atwater Kent museum and was fascinated by the toys, drawings of the city and Philadelphia objects on display.

But I don’t recall ever going again.

And that’s a problem for a small museum like the renamed Philadelphia Museum at the Atwater Kent. It needs repeat visitors to help stay open and thrive.

So the newly named museum, which reopened in September 2012 and has over 100,000 items in its vast collection, now will change exhibits several times a year.