Introduction to PhilaPlace

Posted by on January 25, 2010

Register Now for PhilaPlace Workshop!

Introduction to PhilaPlace
Wednesday, January 27 at 6 p.m.

At the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how to share yours at, an interactive Web site that connects stories to places across time in Philadelphia neighborhoods. At this workshop, PhilaPlace project director Joan Saverino and PhilaPlace project coordinator Melissa Mandell will discuss PhilaPlace and show visitors how to log their own memories, use the interactive map, access audio and video clips, create tours, and view historical records.

Admission is FREE and open to the public. To RSVP online click here or call 215-732-6200 ext. 214.

Also, check out the new stories posted to! Watch a video history of the Bel Arbor Community Garden in South Philadelphia. Read tales of legendary games of halfball and re-creating World War II scenes in chalk on the streets of North Philadelphia in the 1950s.

And don’t forget to check out recent blog posts about an early 20th-century Philadelphia urban photographer, an Italian immigrant playwright in South Philadelphia, and memories of Mummers.

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