Historic Germantown Cemeteries On Display


Photo: Alaina Mabaso, for NewsWorks

Buried history in Germantown’s graveyards | Photo: Alaina Mabaso, NewsWorks

  • Eastern State Penitentiary is getting a $500,000 state grant to assist in it’s preservation, reports CBS Philly. “We have to raise another half-million (dollars) to match it. But that million dollars will really be the last dollars we will need to preserve the building for our children, for our grand children, for our great grand children,” says Sean Kelley, Senior Vice President and Director of Public Programming. The city’s fifth-most-visited attraction for tourists, the economic growth grant from Harrisburg will go toward structural improvements for the almost 200 year old National Historic Landmark. 
  • The Temple Community Garden is settling at its new home on the corner of Diamond & Carlisle Streets, says The Temple News. From 2009 until earlier this year, TCG sat at Broad & Norris, obscured to passersby by a perimeter of Temple cherry-red plywood walls. “No one really knew we were there,” admits Katy Ament, the organization’s former president. The new location seeks to change that.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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