Thursday, May 25, 2017

Convention Updates: Hotel, Competition and Museum Tour


The Embassy Suites Hotel is no longer offering a convention rate for three days before and three days after the convention.

We are disappointed, but apparently that is a corporate decision based on the demand for rooms in the period before and after our convention.

But there is another option, right next door: Extended Stay America at 8880 Bartram Ave., has rooms available at reasonable prices for those "shoulder dates" before and after our convention.

Extended Stay America
Address: 8880 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Phone: (215) 365-4360

Online reservations:


We left out an important competition category in the packets, so here is one more for your consideration ​(please keep this information handy when you fill our your competition forms)​:

#13  Foreign PDs - Box, Book or Envelope
        13a.  Foreign PD pre 1900
        13b.  Foreign PD 1900-1950
        13c.  Foreign PD after 1950


Because some of you have asked, the "Rocky Steps" are not the only way to get into the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA). While you are certainly welcome to jog up the steps if you feel so moved, there is an entrance in the rear where buses drop people off, and where there are no steps at all.

​Thanks to Clare Peterson for sharing the following information with us: 
There is a big improvement project going on inside the main building at PMA, and construction has begun. 

This changes the restaurant options somewhat, so look for a future email blast about the museum trip in which we'll update you on lunch options, as well as information on the exhibits at PMA during our visit.

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