Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Night of Lights! This year’s Night of Lights will take the form of an extended public art installation activating Germantown Avenue and transforming Chestnut Hill’s familiar main street into an interactive exhibition of local history and architecture.

Using the commercial corridor as a canvas for sharing and interpreting multiple layers of neighborhood history, Night of Lights is a true participatory, community-based event, offering visitors and long-time residents a free and accessible opportunity to discover the history of the neighborhood, while becoming active participants in the stories being told.

Over two and half weeks in October, historical images and films from the Conservancy’s Archives will be projected through storefront windows along Germantown Avenue, while neighboring historic buildings will be illuminated with colored lights. An expanded virtual experience—accessible on site and at home—will allow for socially distanced explorations of community history, while offering a platform for the attendees to share their own stories.

On view every night from October 9 through the 25, this year’s extended Night of Lights can be enjoyed early, often, and anywhere in between. Check back soon for more information about this year’s exhibition and ways to participate.