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Stipended volunteer opportunity with Project SHINE

Posted August 24, 2010

Posted August 20th, 2010 in Job Opportunities/AmeriCorps Opportunities Project SHINE (http://www.projectshine.org) is a national service learning program that creates intergenerational relationships with immigrants and refugee elders through language, health literacy and citizenship tutoring. AmeriCorps members with Project SHINE promote a healthy community and strengthen social connections by tutoring English, health literacy, healthy workshops and recreational […]

Mayor Cory Booker, Friday, October 22nd

Posted August 24, 2010

SAVE the DATE – Talk by Mayor Cory Booker, Friday, October 22nd, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Haverford College Marshall Aud., followed by a book signing and reception (Sponsored by the HC Students Council Speakers Committee). Mayor Booker received his B. A. and M. A. from Stanford University, a B. A. in Modern History at Oxford University […]

THE WORLDS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON AT LAUREL HILL CEMETERY

Posted August 19, 2010

Friends of Laurel Hill present THE WORLDS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON AT LAUREL HILL CEMETERY Sunday, September 26, 2:00 p.m. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia $15/person; $12/members; $10/seniors and students www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org Adopted sons, signers of the Declaration, painters, sculptors, men of science, ladies of belle letters, famous physicians, pariahs of free press, purveyors of […]

UNEARTHING LAUREL HILL: A HISTORY WRITTEN IN STONE

Posted August 19, 2010

Friends of Laurel Hill present UNEARTHING LAUREL HILL: A HISTORY WRITTEN IN STONE Saturday, September 25, 2:00 p.m. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia $15/person; $12/members; $10/seniors and students www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org An informative overview of Laurel Hill’s long and colorful history, this tour will include all of the highlights, hot spots and notable stories that […]

DEEP ROOTS: THE SPECIMEN TREES OF LAUREL HILL CEMETERY

Posted August 19, 2010

Friends of Laurel Hill present DEEP ROOTS: THE SPECIMEN TREES OF LAUREL HILL CEMETERY Sunday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia $15/person; $12/members; $10/seniors and students www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org The location of Laurel Hill Cemetery is historically significant. As a child, John Jay Smith, Laurel Hill’s primary founder, had frequented the Schuylkill […]

WILLIAM BARTRAM: THE SEARCH FOR NATURE’S DESIGN ROUNDTABLE AND BOOK SIGNING

Posted August 19, 2010

Historical Society of Pennsylvania presents WILLIAM BARTRAM: THE SEARCH FOR NATURE’S DESIGN ROUNDTABLE AND BOOK SIGNING Wednesday, September 15 at 4:30 p.m. Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1300 Locust Street FREE, please register online at http://www.hsp.org/default.aspx?id=10 For more information, contact Lauri Cielo at lcielo@hsp.org. Hear the thoughts and voice of early naturalist William Bartram through the […]

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 2010 NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK PHOTO CONTEST

Posted August 19, 2010

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 2010 NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK PHOTO CONTEST The contest ends September 10, 2010. Winners will be notified by September 24. NHLs are the gold standard of historic designation and their variety (from battlefields and buildings to vessels and villages) make for a wonderful photographic subject. For more info on NHLs near you, check […]

THE 2010 GREAT NORTH RIVER TUGBOAT RACE & COMPETITION

Posted August 19, 2010

The Working Harbor Committee presents THE 2010 GREAT NORTH RIVER TUGBOAT RACE & COMPETITION Sunday, September 5, 2010 Free viewing from Pier 84, Hudson River at 43rd Street, New York City http://workingharbor.com/tug_race_history.html Special Circle Line Spectator Boat Circle Line 42nd Street – Pier 83 West 42nd Street and the Hudson River 9:30 am to 11:30 […]

THE 2ND ANNUAL W3R (WASHINGTON ROCHAMBEAU REVOLUTIONARY ROUTE) NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL” CELEBRATION AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Posted August 19, 2010

Marcus Hook Preservation Society Presents THE 2ND ANNUAL W3R (WASHINGTON ROCHAMBEAU REVOLUTIONARY ROUTE) NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL” CELEBRATION AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL Saturday, September 4, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Marcus Hook Community Center, 7 West Delaware Ave, Marcus Hook, PA Free and open to the public. No reservations required. www.w3r-us.org Questions or comments email us at mhps1@hotmail.com “Living […]

FROM CREEK TO SEWER: THE TRANSFORMATION OF PHILADELPHIA’S TOPOGRAPHY, 1682-2010

Posted August 19, 2010

Schuylkill Soundings Presents: FROM CREEK TO SEWER: THE TRANSFORMATION OF PHILADELPHIA’S TOPOGRAPHY, 1682-2010 Wednesday, August 18, 2010 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Please visit our website, www.fairmountwaterworks.org. Follow us on Twitter: @FWWIC and on Facebook. Please RSVP. For reservations or more information, please call 215-685-0723. As you walk on many […]