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Valley Talks: Old and New Along the Wissahickon, 1776-1876 with Elizabeth Milroy

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

| $10

Elizabeth Milroy, Professor and Department Head of Art & Art History in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University, will examine how and why the Wissahickon was added to Fairmount Park and share some new discoveries she made while writing her new book on the history of Philadelphia’s parks, The Grid and the River: Philadelphia’s Green Places, 1682-1876 (Penn State University Press, 2016. Professor Milroy’s current research focuses on the history of cultural spaces, specifically public parks and historic sites in Philadelphia. The Grid and the River has been awarded the David Coffin Publication Grant from the Foundation for Landscape Studies, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art Publication Grant, and a Furthermore Publication Grant from the Kaplan Foundation. Valley Talks are sponsored by Univest. Complimentary wine and cheese reception is offered. Registration is required. Purchase tickets here: https://fow.org/event/valley-talk-old-new-along-wissahickon-1776-1876/

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://fow.org/event/valley-talk-old-new-along-wissahickon-1776-1876/

Organizer

Friends of the Wissahickon
Phone:
215-247-0417
Email:
office@fow.org
Website:
http://www.fow.org/

Venue

Valley Green Inn
Valley Green Rd. & Wissahickon Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19128 United States
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Phone:
215-685-9285