Philagrafikahas commissioned Spanish artists Patricia Gómez Villaescusa and María Jesús González Fernández to create Doing Time | Depth of Surface, an exhibition exploring the architecture and stories of Philadelphia’s historic Holmesburg Prison. Read more »
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed and engaged communities and lead to transformational change.
What do huge wooden ships, jagged icebergs, fierce polar bears, and the native Inuit of Greenland have to do with Southeastern Pennsylvania? Buried deep in the Chester County Historical Society’s library, archives, and museum collections are clues to a forgotten past. Now, for the first time ever, those artifacts, documents, and books will be displayed together to tell the story - the Chilling Reality of Chester County’s Arctic Explorers. Read more »
Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is a nonprofit educational institution that promotes an understanding of the history of Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania, connecting the faces, places, objects and events that have shaped our region and influenced a nation. Located in downtown West Chester, The History Center is home to a museum which presents permanent and changing exhibits, an extensive library and photo archives, and an interactive History Lab. Read more »
Chester County Historical Society
225 North High Street
West Chester, PA 19380-2691
Founded in 1987 by Adele Magner, and led today by Executive Producing Director Glen Knapp, Philadelphia Young Playwrights is an award-winning program that taps the potential of youth and inspires learning through playwriting in more than 50 public and private K-12 schools each year. Read more »
From the building of City Hall, to the oldest church in Pennsylvania, to American’s most historic penitentiary, the Philadelphia Department of Records holds the country’s largest municipal archive of historic photographs, totaling over 2 million images. Dating from the late 1800s, the photographs paint a stunning portrait of Philadelphia and its industry, architecture, culture, and people from all walks of life. Until recently, this vast collection was stored in the depths of the City Archives.
Brat Productions will unearth the images, characters and scenes from works by the master of the macabre for the world premiere of Haunted Poe, a theatrical production uniting literature, history and theater with the haunted attraction genre. Read more »