Young Friends Program

Join the Penn Museum Young Friends to receive invitations to exciting events designed specifically for young professionals and graduate students, PLUS all of the exciting benefits of regular Penn Museum Membership.

The Young Friends of the Penn Museum is a group of active members ages 21 to 45, with a mission to raise awareness of the Penn Museum among the area’s young professionals and graduate students; help to attract new young members to the Penn Museum; and to support and promote the Penn Museum’s mission through a variety of social, educational, and fundraising activities.

Recent events have included:

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Check out photos from

Lords of Tequila on FLickr Lords of Tequila, a tutored tequila tasting and visit to MAYA 2012: Lords of Time
Prostitution: Ancient and Modern on Flickr Prostitution Ancient and Modern: A Tell-All Confession, a lively discussion of prostitution in ancient Turkey and its modern scholarship with Dr. Nick Rauh of Purdue University.
Vampires and Demons on Flickr Vampires, Demons, and Mystical Creatures in the Ancient World, a discussion of monsters in ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean followed by cocktail hour and the opening of Fang! The Killing Tooth.
Wined Through History on Flickr Wined Through History, a scavenger hunt through the Museum's galleries paired with a wine tasting featuring wines from various regions in corresponding galleries.

To become a Young Friends member, simply join the Penn Museum at any level and then select the "Young Friends" membership type on the purchase page.  For inquiries about the Young Friends program, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 215.898.5093.

Young Friends Board Members

Emmeline Babb, Co-Chair
Judith Barr
Lauren Brown
Sara Castillo
Atiya German
Abigail Green

Lisa Johns
La Vida Johnson
John Kuehne
Allison Levy
Bethany R. Schell
Nicole Stach




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