Contact: Chrissy Clawson, 215-247-9329 x108;
Chestnut Hill Conservancy Celebrates National Historic Preservation Month with Special Lecture

Philadelphia, PA — In celebration of National Historic Preservation Month, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy is excited to present the virtual lecture “Erdenheim Farm: A Legacy of Preservation From
1862 to the Present Day,” featuring Dr. Kathleen Abplanalp. This event highlights the importance of preserving our national and community heritage, aligning with the month-long festivities that advocatefor protecting America’s historic and archaeological resources.

Event Details:
• Date: Tuesday, May 7
• Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
• Location: Virtual, via Zoom
• Speaker: Dr. Kathleen Abplanalp
• Admission: $15.00 for Conservancy Members, $25.00 for Non-Members
• Registration:

Dr. Kathleen Abplanalp, a historian who has significantly contributed to the National Register nomination, will guide participants through the rich history and conservation and preservation efforts of
the historic Erdenheim Farm. Nestled across 450 acres of preserved rolling hills and picturesque pastureland, Erdenheim Farm stands as a remarkable historic gem. Despite its name, Erdenheim Farm
encompasses more than just agricultural land; it is a collection of properties steeped in history and diverse uses and a beacon of historic preservation maintained for over a century.
The lecture will delve into the farm’s evolution from a country retreat to a preserved historical site, exploring its various architectural elements and the commitment of its stewards to its preservation. Dr.
Abplanalp will share insights into the challenges and triumphs of maintaining the farm’s historical integrity amidst modern pressures.

About Dr. Kathleen Abplanalp: Dr. Abplanalp is a dedicated historic preservation professional with over 15 years of experience in the Philadelphia area. With a Ph.D. in American History, her expertise
encompasses a broad range of preservation activities, including historical and architectural surveys and the drafting of Historic Structures Reports.

National Historic Preservation Month: Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Historic Preservation Month is co-sponsored by various preservation groups,
state historical societies, and civic organizations nationwide. The event is dedicated to promoting community pride, heritage tourism, and historic preservation’s social and economic benefits.
Following Dr. Abplanalp’s presentation, there will be a Q&A. If you would like to submit any questions in advance, please email Conservancy Programs and Communications Manager Chrissy Clawson at
Join us for this enlightening session as we celebrate the importance of historic preservation and explore the enduring legacy of Erdenheim Farm.

The Discovering Chestnut Hill series, a popular initiative by the Conservancy, invites participants to explore the architecture, history, and natural beauty of Philadelphia’s Garden District. In addition to
our generous sponsors and supportive businesses and members, the Discovering Chestnut Hill tour and
lecture series is sponsored by event sponsor John B. Ward & Co. Arborists and supporting sponsor Cawley Masonry.
About the Chestnut Hill Conservancy:
The Chestnut Hill Conservancy is an educational center and leading advocate for the architecture, open space, and social history of Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities in the Wissahickon watershed.