Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Upcoming Talks

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia presents their spring speaker series. The lectures will feature renowned local architects, professors, and historians that will explore the political, economic, and design trends the drove Philadelphia’s development.

Below is the schedule of lectures:

Visible Layers of the Schuylkill Navigation: Industry, Urbanization, Pollution, Abandonment, Repurpose

Presented by Sandy Sorlien, author of Inland: The Abandoned Canals of the Schuylkill Navigation

February 28, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

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The Paul Robeson House Museum – Life, Legacy, and Culture

March 7, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

Presented by Janice Sykes-Ross, Executive Director of The West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and The Paul Robeson House and Museum

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Ed Bacon and Oskar Stonorov – Two Masters Who Found Their Inspiration in Chester County

March 14, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

Presented by James Garrison, architect and author.

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150 Years of Public Art and Preservation

March 21, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

Presented by Penny Bach, former Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Association for Public Art (aPA).

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Emergence of a Modern Dwelling: Richard Neutra’s Hassrick House

March 28, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

Presented by Dr. Suzanne Singletary, Director of the Center for the Preservation of Modernism at Jefferson, and Suzanna Barucco, principal of sbk + partners, LLC.

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The Problem with Periodization: Civil Rights in Philadelphia

April 4, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

presented by Amber Wiley Ph.D., Matt and Erika Nord Director of the Center for the Preservation of Civil Rights Sites (CPCRS).

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A Diamond in the Rough: The Legacy and Trials of Church of the Advocate

April 11, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

Presented by Tyler Ray, aspiring urban planner, historic preservationist, and public historian based in North Philadelphia.

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To the Future! Rail Park Visioning and Next Steps

April 18, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

Presented by Rebecca Cordes Chan, Executive Director of Friends of the Rail Park

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Philly Streets Have a History Too

April 25, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

Presented by Lori Aument, building conservator and founder of the Philadelphia history podcast, Found in Philadelphia.

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The Philadelphia Area Architecture of Horace Trumbauer

May 2, 2023, 6 — 7:30 PM

presented by David Rowland, President and CEO of Second Federal Savings & Loan Association of Philadelphia.

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Series Passes are available

  • $90 for Preservation Alliance members
  • $110 for non-members

Single Lecture Tickets

  • $10 for Preservation Alliance Members
  • $15 for non-members

All lectures will be recorded and a replay will be available to registered participants.

For detailed information on each presentation and to register, click here.