Workshop of the World

Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
Wednesday, March 18, 2020  6:00 to 8:00 pm

Domenic Vitiello, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and City & Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, charts the origins, dynamics, and decline of Philadelphia’s position as one of the world’s leading centers of industry. This talk will trace the networks of manufacturing firms, civic institutions, and individuals who planned and organized the city and region’s industrialization from the late 17th through 20th century. We will visit many of the diverse sectors and neighborhoods that made up what people called the “Manchester of America” and “Workshop of the World.” And we will explore the causes and consequences of deindustrialization in the 20th century. 

$20 | General Admission

$15 | Alliance Member – sign in first (button in upper right) to automatically receive discount

$10 | College Student*

Free | High School Student*

*Email photo of valid student ID to Caroline Slama to receive student discount code.

at the National Park Service Theater
Independence Visitor Center
599 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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The Warminster Historical Society presents

From Caves and Canals to Tunnels and Transit

With authors: Harry Kyraikodis & Joel Spivak
Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 6:30 PM
at the Warminster Free Library, 1076 Emma Ln, Warminster, PA 18974
Free and open to all

Online Registration Required at:

Philadelphia’s relationship with the underground is as old as the city itself, dating back to when Quaker settlers resided in caves alongside the Delaware River more than three hundred years ago. The City of Brotherly Love later became a national and world leader in the delivery of water, gas, steam, and electricity during the industrial age. The construction of multiple subway lines within Center City took place during the early twentieth century. An intricate subsurface pedestrian concourse was also developed throughout the downtown area for the city’s inhabitants. From Thirtieth Street Station and Reading Terminal to the Commuter Rail Tunnel and transit lines that were never built, Philadelphia’s infrastructure history is buried under the earth as much as above. Join authors Harry Kyriakodis and Joel Spivak as they reveal the curious aspects of the Quaker City’s underground experience.

Books will be available for $20.

Questions: 267.961.2189 or

Registration for Chapter 35th Annual Dinner

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Geography, Geology and Genius: How Coal & Canals Ignited the American Industrial Revolution, an illustrated presentation on her new book by author Martha Capwell Fox, Archives & Museum Coordinator, National Canal Museum, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Easton, PA
Martha Capwell Fox is in charge of maintaining the Museum’s collection of photographs, artifacts, books, films and videos, and historic documents which preserve the history of anthracite mining and the canals which carried the coal to market as well as the industries which sprang up as a result. This presentation is based upon the book of the same name written by Ms. Capwell Fox and recently released. Geography, Geology and Genius focuses on how the unique blend of natural features and mineral assets were used by several extraordinary men to create new forms of industrial activity, dependent on anthracite coal.  Books will be available at the program or online at

DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 25, 2020
6 PM – cash bar  7 PM – dinner 8 PM – presentation
PLACE: Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant, 4120 Main St., Philadelphia 19127
(between Shurs Lane and Lock St.; enter on Lock St.)
We are in the Jazz Room on the first floor

MENU: Field Green Salad, Choice of Entree, Vegetable, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Hot Apple Cobbler, Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks
1) Chicken Marsala – Sautéed chicken breast in marsala demi-glace
2) Harry’s Grilled Salmon, topped with Bing cherry demi glaze
3) Mediterranean Pasta – Fresh tomatoes, red onions, spinach, fresh herbs and wild mushrooms tossed with penne pasta and hearty tomato sauce
4) Flat iron steak – marinated & grilled to medium temperature

COST: $40.00 per person, DEADLINE: JAN. 18th
Send check with entree selection by January 18th payable to OE/SIA
MAIL TO: Helen Schenck, Treasurer, 169 West Federal St., Burlington, NJ 08016
include your name, the names of your guests, your phone number and your email address with your check
AUTOMOBILE: Public parking behind restaurant in public lot across the Canal. Easy access to restaurant by rear deck next to Canal locks
TRAIN: SEPTA #R6 to Manayunk then 5 block walk
BUS: SEPTA #61 from the Wissahickon Transfer Station to Main Street