A Taste of PhilaPlace

With a small handful of important partner institutions and funders, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is developing PhilaPlace: A Neighborhood History And Culture Project. 

What is PhilaPlace?  An online resource chronicling the history, culture, and architecture of two of Philadelphia’s oldest immigrant and African American neighborhoods: South Philadelphia and Northern Liberties/Kensington. 

Current and past residents will add historical documents, images, and voice recordings, deepening the documentation of this “city of neighborhoods.”

PhilaPlace it is expected to launch in fall 2008.   Get a taste of it here with this report by Elisabeth Fiedler recently aired on WHYY’s 91FM.

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One Comment on “A Taste of PhilaPlace”

  1. Karen Ellis Says:

    I hope they will encourage people to submit their folksongs, playground chants and rhymes to the National Children’s Folksong Repository.

    Just dial toll free 1-877-220-0262

    sing it or chant it and I’ll put it up in the repository.

    best,
    Karen Ellis


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