Nicetown-Logan: Five Historic Places

Nicetown-Logan: Five Historic Places

North Philadelphia has a rich history revolving around blue-collar workers. Nicetown and Logan are home to historic locations that served the workers who lived in the city. These locations hold countless stories about the people of Philadelphia. The Stenton The Stenton is a mansion in Logan, Philadelphia (above) that used to belong to James Logan, […]

 By Max Webber and James Riggio

Germantown: Festival Unites Historic Sites

Germantown: Festival Unites Historic Sites

Germantown’s annual festival celebrating history and culture has historical roots that go deep. “Fest for the Quest” was an annual collaboration among Historic Germantown and students from Germantown High School and Germantown Friends School. The two highlights of this event were the open forum “Germantown Speaks” and the open-air festival “A Great Day On The […]

 By James Riggio and Max Webber

Germantown: Stenton Hosts Historical Garden Presentation

Germantown: Stenton Hosts Historical Garden Presentation

A recent presentation at Stenton highlighted the historical gardens that Germantown had in the past and the gardens it still has today. In “A Short History of Gardens in Germantown – One Gardener’s Observations,” Wyck landscape curator Nicole Juday spoke about the many gardens of the neighborhood and how they have changed over time. The […]

 By Max Webber and James Riggio

Germantown: Investigating Servant Life at Historic House

Germantown: Investigating Servant Life at Historic House

Stenton is one of several well-preserved historic homes in Germantown, but the lives of the slaves and servants who worked at the property are a mostly unknown part of the area’s history. An event called “Exploring the Evidence: Uncovering the Lives of the Forgotten Servants,” which took place last Saturday, was curator Laura Keim’s attempt […]