They certainly can, whether it's through an innovative, low-tech museum or via oral histories of recent generations. In our latest episode, we talk about how institutions in Gettysburg and Philadelphia are bringing young people into the process of preserving the past.
Set amid the rolling hills and small towns of the county of the same name, York has a thriving arts community. From muralists to musicians to storytellers, the local creatives help this historic city tell its own story. In this episode, we spoke with two passionate Yorkers working to bring people together through the arts.
There is void opening in the arts media landscape — fewer publications, fewer critics — which means less attention for the city's world-class performing arts scene. To tackle this issue, a new program from Theatre Philadelphia is offering a series of workshops that prepares participants to play this essential role in the creative ecosystem.
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.
This leafy neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia has been the site of everything from a Revolutionary War battle to a streetcar-driven building boom, to contemporary racial justice protests — no wonder it has so many incredible historic sites. As part of our We Are Here series, we're looking at three of those special places and how they're working to be good neighbors.
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.