Black History Month in Philly: 14 Important Sites to Visit

Source: Curbed Philadelphia Description: Philadelphia has a long and rich history, and it’s one that African-Americans have played a significant role in shaping. But for many, many years, important African-American sites and landmarks in the city have gone largely unnoticed. To celebrate Black History Month, we’ve updated our map of more than a dozen sites across the…
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Getting Started with a Family History

Source: Historical Society of Pennsylvania Description: Doing family history is just that: it is history. The story of immigration and its aftermath is the story of this nation. You will find in telling your family stories a similarity with other families—families perhaps you thought you had nothing in common with before. In doing genealogy you want…
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Guide to African American Cultural and Historic Sites in Philadelphia

Source: Visit Philadelphia Description: Just as U.S. history is African American history, Philadelphia history is African American history. The nation’s birthplace and first World Heritage City is home to the founding church of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination, the country’s first major museum devoted to Black American history, and the oldest daily newspaper serving the African American…
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Heritage on the Edge

Source: Heritage on the Edge Description: Our changing climate is the most pressing and universal concern we face. The effects of a warming planet are already seen on an alarming scale. The resulting impacts are taking a toll on the infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits and quality of life to communities. This unfolding…
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The Puerto Rican Philly Experience

Source: Neighbors Description: Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Neighbor’s goal was to allow community members to design a program for audiences like themselves and through the process, to explore the history of the Puerto Rican neighborhoods of Philadelphia and their similarities to other migrant experiences. Website: https://omeka.hsp.org/s/puertoricanphillyexperience/page/homeinicio
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Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Source: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Description: Founded in 2009, the PPAC is an artist-focused institution rooted in Philadelphia that supports the study, production, and exhibition of contemporary photographic practices for a broadly diverse audience. PPAC strives to ensure that contemporary artists and enthusiasts can continue to learn and grow as the medium of photography shifts now and in…
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AL DÍA News

Source: AL DÍA News Description: AL DÍA was founded by entrepreneurial journalists in 1994 as a home-based, once a month, one-man operation. Over 25 years, and still owned and operated by journalists, it has evolved into a multimedia and multilingual and multicultural news media organization. AL DÍA offers readers a unique perspective in the midst of…
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Annenberg Center

Source: Annenberg Center Description: As the University of Pennsylvania’s home for the performing arts, the Annenberg Center connects diverse audiences with visionary artists and innovative ideas, engaging both the University and the greater Philadelphia community in transformative artistic experiences. In fulfillment of its mission, the Annenberg Center engages world-renowned and emerging artists who express adventuresome perspectives on contemporary…
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Association Of Public Art

Source: Association Of Public Art Description: The Association for Public Art (aPA) seeks to respond to the conditions of our time with new commissions, while interpreting and preserving public art for future generations. aPA plays a leadership role in protecting and preserving Philadelphia’s public art – both through conservation efforts and advocacy. We provide annual maintenance for many…
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CC Morris Cricket Library

Source: CC Morris Cricket Library Description: The C. Christopher Morris Cricket Library and Collection is the largest collection of cricket literature and memorabilia in the Western Hemisphere. The library includes over a thousand volumes and a very large collection of related printed and photographic materials and related items of Cricket history. Our primary efforts focus on preserving…
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