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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