Friday September 29
Open 10am – 5pm

For Liberty In Spain

For Liberty In Spain

Event Start Date: November 18, 2023

Event End Date: November 18, 2023

For Liberty In Spain 

Date: Saturday, November 18th

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Location: Cruiser Olympia at the Independence Seaport Museum, 101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard


Philadelphia’s Support for the Republican Forces in the Spanish Civil War


Come experience the turbulent politics of 1930s Philadelphia by joining members of the XV Brigada (Reconstituted) as they portray the American Medical Bureau, Friends of the Abraham Lincoln Battalion, and members of Philadelphia’s radical labor movement.


The Spanish Civil War was fought between 1936 and 39 between the Nationalists under Francisco Franco and the Republicans, made up of various political movements, fighting to maintain democratic government in Spain.


The Republicans received support from the international labor movement, and many unions in Philadelphia raised funds to support their effort. Activists from the city also traveled overseas to fight on the front lines or serve in the American Medical Bureau, providing care and comfort to wounded fighters.


Come see their stories brought to life!


visit the seaport museum

Immerse yourself in award-winning and interactive exhibits and climb aboard the oldest floating steel warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna.