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Discover West Philadelphia Social History

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • The Hamilton Mansion at the Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave

Thank you for your interest in our event! Due to limited seating capacity at the Woodlands, registration is now closed. Stay tuned for future events highlighting West Philadelphia culture and history.

UCHS invites you to dig into West Philadelphia's social history with featured guests John Puckett and Doug Ewbank. We'll learn about the West Philadelphia Collaborative History project, a resource for the history of 20th- and 21st-century West Philadelphia. The project is co-developed with leading West Philadelphia community activists and digs into demographic trends, important sites in West Philadelphia, housing development, race relations, and much more.

West Philadelphia Collaborative History explores the stories of West Philadelphia over the past century. Our starting point is 1907, the year that introduced the Market Street Elevated rapid transit line (“The El”), which spurred expansive population growth and transformed West Philadelphia from a “streetcar suburb” to a major urban district with a population greater than 300,000 residents.

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