PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia is full of stories not reflected in the City’s Register of Historic Places. To better understand what is missing, the Philadelphia Historical Commission will host a town hall event on the evening of Thursday, October 13 at Community College of Philadelphia. This event is part of the Cultural Resources Survey Plan and Pilot Project.

The Cultural Resources Survey Plan and Pilot project is an effort to explore how the preservation process can better recognize Philadelphia’s vibrant and culturally diverse histories. This includes both the tangible and the intangible resources that tell our stories.

The Philadelphia Historical Commission has partnered with The ROZ Group, Little Giant Creative, and Partners for Sacred Places. Together the team will develop a plan that explores ways to protect and honor cultural heritage. They will also create a pilot project to test the plan. Cultural resources can be represented by institutions, traditions, courageous acts, and perseverance.

“We want to establish a community-driven process that goes beyond a traditional building survey,” said Rosalyn J. McPherson, founder and principal of The ROZ Group. “That’s why we’re inviting people from across the city to share their perspectives about culture, art, history, preservation, and storytelling at this town hall and other upcoming events.”

Today’s festive, expo-style event will include an introductory presentation, information booths, group discussion, surveys and more.

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About the Event

Where: Community College of Philadelphia’s Center for Business and Industry (1723 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130)

When: Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6-7:30 PM


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