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May 2017

Forgotten Chestnut Street

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet next to the parking lot, 9th & Chestnut, southwest corner + Google Map

Sleepy 'ol Chestnut Street east of Broad is on the upswing again after decades of decline. The tattered remnants of past eras are getting torn down or rebuilt. Things are changing fast, but as you'll see from this tour, that's always been the case. Join GroJLart for an exploration of the past, present, and future of one of Philadelphia's most dynamic and important corridors.

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Society Hill: The Great Deceiver

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Powel House, 244 S. 3rd. St.
Philadelphia,
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No neighborhood is Philadelphia has as complex and contradictory a history as Society Hill. Once it was home to Philadelphia's aristocracy, and today it features dozens of million dollar houses. Ah, but so much happened in the 150 years in between! Known as the Bloody 5th Ward, it was home to poor and working class African Americans, and Irish and Jewish immigrants. It was the birthplace of Philadelphia’s historic preservation movement and the site of remarkably successful urban renewal scheme.

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Exploring David Lynch’s “Eraserhood”

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Vacant lot at 13th & Wood Sts., 321 N. 13th St.
Philadelphia,
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When David Lynch moved to Philadelphia in the late 1960s to attend PAFA, he discovered a city that was both terrifying and inspiring. Explore the neighborhood that so electrified Lynch's imagination with Hidden City's Peter Woodall and Lynch aficionado, Bob Bruhin.

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Hidden Geology Bike Tour

May 20 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Garden on the southast corner, 5th and Chestnut
Philadelphia,
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  $10 Hidden City members/$10 students/$20 general admission Become a member HERE Our once (or twice) a year bicycle field trip exploring Philadelphia's 500 million years of geologic history is back! We'll meet in the garden on the southeast corner of 5th and Chestnut, then ride to the beautiful and scenic banks of the Schuylkill River, and then on to historic Rittenhousetown on Wissahickon Creek. We'll stop at a number of locations along the way, where our guide, geologist Ray…

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Death & Life at Mt. Moriah Cemetery

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 62nd & Kingsessing
Philadelphia,
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Mount Moriah is the largest cemetery in Pennsylvania, home to some of our city's finest grave architecture. Part wilderness and part sculpture-garden, this city of the dead is by turns eerie and poignant. Join Hidden City as we peel back the canopy and reveal the wonders below.

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