Karen Chernick is an art historian and museum professional who recently moved to Philadelphia from Tel Aviv. She is excited to discover the stories that her new home has to tell through its design, architecture and urban renewal.
Contributor Karen Chernick checks in at the Pennsylvania headquarters of the Colonial Dames of America where the Spirit of '76 is alive and kicking > more
Architect Horace Trumbauer left an indelible mark on the city's landscape, yet even today he remains largely underrated. Karen Chernick talks with Bruce Laverty, curator of architecture at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, about the man behind some of Philadelphia's most iconic architecture > more
New Century Trust, a 130-year old women’s non-profit, still carries the torch for women's economic, educational, and social improvement inside their original headquarters on Locust Street. In celebration of Women's History Month, contributor Karen Chernick has this profile on the groundbreaking organization and their late 19th century townhouse > more
What's life like living in an 18th century log cabin in Germantown? Karen Chernick talks with the former caretakers of Stenton, who cared for the colonial grounds of James Logan's historic summer home for over a decade > more
Barbara Eberlein talks architectural archeology, creative rehabilitation, and historic preservation with 21st century sensibilities > more