For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the Lenape thrived in the Delaware Valley. Centuries of abuse and displacement followed, and now a repatriation project aims to heal old wounds. In this installment, we discuss the complex process of giving the tribe’s ancestral remains and artifacts a final resting place at Pennsbury Manor.
The second of three planned Big Idea Contests in this vast, beautiful region is accepting applications, and there's a whole network of people working hard to make sure local innovators earn a shot at the $50,000 prize.
In this installment, we hear about The People Project, an Adams County-based initiative offering opportunities for locals to share their life experiences and showcase their creativity. A tumultuous few years pushed the initiative to grow and evolve, pointing towards an exciting future.
As they navigate an increasingly digital world — and weather a pandemic — Pennsylvania's libraries have adapted, giving their patrons the tools and the space to thrive. From game nights to public art to high-tech tools, they're ready for a new era.
For years, factories and mills anchored PA communities large and small. The question of what to do with these beautiful, historic buildings is an essential one, and there is no single answer. In Johnstown, metalwork has returned to a shuttered steel facility, while in the Poconos, a new generation of residents are setting up laptops and sipping lattes in an old silk mill.
The economics didn't work for the private sector, but the value of renovating this historic structure in the heart of the borough goes far beyond the spreadsheet. A coalition of local partners and an army of volunteers are getting it done, one brick at a time.