Industrious Light, Baldwin Locomotive Mural

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J.B. Lippincott & Co. publication, 1875

Phillip Adams is a local artist who has created several murals on Philadelphia Industrial history. They are located in neighborhoods formerly heavy in industrial production. The mural featured in this article  is rich with connections to the Baldwin Park neighborhood.
https://www.baldwinparkphilly.org/new-mural-in-the-neighborhood

Adams created this mural as part of his Industrious Light series about Philadelphia’s industrial history. His others art works can be seen in this link. Don’t miss clicking on the Industrious Spirits image further down the page under INDUSTRIOUS LIGHT PROJECTS. It shows a much more spirited image of the mural.
https://www.muralarts.org/artworks/industrious-light/

Below is a rich website on the history of the neighborhood bounded by North to Spring Garden Street, South to Vine Street, East to Broad, West to Schuylkill River.
https://www.baldwinparkphilly.org/history

Congratulations to the Friends of Matthias Baldwin Park. The mural will be dedicated November 14th at 6 pm, location: 417 N 20th Street.

American Keg Company Tour

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Monday, November 4, 2019

American Keg Company is a stainless steel keg manufacturer located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA.  Our American craftsmen manufacture the highest quality 1/2 bbl (15.5 US gallons or 165 12-oz. pours) and 1/6 bbl kegs (5.16 U.S. gallons or 55 12-oz. pours), with pride, for the American Craft Brewer, Cider Maker, and Vintner from domestically sourced 304 stainless steel.

American Keg has been crafting 1/2 bbl and 1/6 bbl kegs since early 2015 when the company operated under the Geemacher name and will continue to be the ONLY steel beer keg manufacturer in the United States of America. Our ultimate goal is to be THE sole source for stainless steel beer kegs in the USA with the finest customer service and the highest quality keg available in the world.

American Keg Company
31 Robinson Street, Pottstown, PA
www.americankeg.com

Arrive no later than 11:15 a.m., the tour begins PROMPTLY at 11:30 a.m.  We can not wait for latecomers because the factory is on a schedule which we must adhere to.

Cost: $20.00/person

The tour is restricted to 7 participants.  To make a reservation please email oliverevanssia@outlook.com.  To secure your space on the tour once your reservation is confirmed, send a check payable to OESIA for $20.00 to Reese Davis, Treasurer, 19 East Washington Street, West Chester, PA 19380.   DO NOT SEND A CHECK TO REESE UNTIL YOU RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION THAT YOU HAVE A SPACE ON THE TOUR

While on the tour these rules must be observed:
Park in the main parking lot at 31 Robinson Street, Pottstown, PA
No sandals or open shoes.
Bring safety glasses if you have them, American Keg will provide if not.
Bags and pocketbooks should remain in the cars.
Photos are allowed

 Following the tour your are invited to have lunch with the group in the tasting room at The Sly Fox Brewing Company, (331 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464, https://www.slyfoxbeer.com/pottstown) where we can watch beer being made.  Each person will pay for their own lunch.

The Path of the First Railway

Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm

Nether Providence Historical Society presents a talk by Pierre Lacombe, with maps and pictures.
Many historians say the horse-drawn railway that Thomas Leiper laid out in 1809 from Crum Creek to Ridley Creek, through today’s “Gov. Sproul Estates” was the first commercial railway in the United States.
Lacombe, New Jersey geologic historian, has mapped out a more precise line than was known before.  

Helen Kate Furness Library
100 North Providence Road  | Wallingford, PA 19086

 

Explore Philly’s hidden past

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October 5, 2019
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

At the National Constitution Center
Discover the history beneath your feet
Hear archaeologists talk about the latest discoveries 

A Free Conference
Presented by
The Philadelphia Archaeological Forum 

See the schedule of talks at this link: https://www.phillyarchaeology.net/admin/

National Constitution Center
Kirby Auditorium, 2nd floor
INDEPENDENCE MALL
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Directions and parking: https://www.phillyarchaeology.net/?s=directions

Check out the PAF website for more information on archaeological activities in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. https://www.phillyarchaeology.net/

The Art Deco Interiors of the 1928 Swedish-America Liner MS Kungsholm

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Swedish American Line’s KUNGSHOLM sailing from New York, assisted by Moran tugs, Braun Brothers Collection, SSHSA Archives.

presented by Maritime Historian CHRISTIAN RODEN

An event hosted by
Society for Industrial Archeology – Oliver Evans Chapter
together with
Delaware Valley Chapter of Steamship Historical Society of America
and
Independence Seaport Museum

 Christian Roden was a Fulbright scholar who spent a year doing research at the French Line archives in LeHavre, France focusing on the Art Deco interiors of the 1927 liner, Ile De France. He is currently on the library staff of the University of Pennsylvania and has presented programs for the Port of New York Chapter of the World Ship Society.

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Time: 2 PM Program followed by a Reception
Cost: Donations requested
Place: Independence Seaport Museum
211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Parking: Next to Museum at Walnut St. & Columbus Blvd.
Registration & Information: Steve Loveless at 215-495-8889 or slldvcsshsa@gmail.com

Deadline: October 14

 

 

Rust Belt Takeover of Philadelphia

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The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance and the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists are excited to host the Rust Belt Takeover of Philadelphia from October 4th-6th. For full tour descriptions CLICK HERE. Consider this your opportunity to learn Philadelphia’s history beyond the Liberty Bell and the Revolutionary War.

Date And Time

Fri, Oct 4, 2019, 2:00 PM –Sun, Oct 6, 2019, 12:30 PM 

Click here to register for tours that are still open:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rust-belt-takeover-of-philadelphia-tickets-72722899149

About the hosting organizations:
Founded in 2013, the Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) is a volunteer-run membership entity of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PAGP) guided by the next generation of preservation leaders. It seeks to engage, connect, and embolden the residents of Greater Philadelphia on issues surrounding historic preservation. Our work advocates for projects and movements that positively impact cultural heritage and celebrates a vast community dedicated to protecting the built environment and heritage throughout the region.
Formed in 2016, the Rust Belt Coalition of Young Preservationists (RBCoYP) unites the Rust Belt’s growing young preservationist movement. The mission of the Coalition is to create a common forum among groups within the region, mentor and support newly formed young preservationists groups, and use the power of our collective voices to effect change in the preservation movement.