At Your Conservancy
Discovering Chestnut Hill
Railroads of Chestnut Hill Lecture and Tour
If you liked the Railroad slideshow at this year’s Night of Lights, come join us for our Discovering Chestnut Hill Lecture and Tour Series!
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00pm
Meet at the Chestnut Hill West Station, Germantown Ave at Bethlehem Pike
Beginning at the terminus of the Chestnut Hill West railroad at Germantown Avenue, the tour route follows the line to Mount Airy, with stops at Chestnut Hill West, St. Martins, Allen Lane, and more. Tour guides will explain each station’s architectural history and – in some cases – adaptive reuse. Carpooling or cycling is encouraged.
Conservancy Members save on tickets for these and other special events. BECOME A MEMBER 
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For your favorite treasured place in Chestnut Hill!
The Nominations are in, and voting is now open!
The Architectural Hall of Fame recognizes treasured residential, institutional, and commercial/public places in Chestnut Hill.
Voting will continue through November 22, and those selected will be revealed and inducted at the December 14 Architectural Hall of Fame Gala.
Architectural Hall of Fame Gala
Tickets are going quickly!
Join the Chestnut Hill Conservancy, along with Co-Chairs Tracy and Pascal Maeter, and Hosts Janet and Ron Rock, on December 14 for the 2019 Architectural Hall of Fame Gala, held at 124 West Chestnut Hill Avenue.
Enjoy cocktails, dining, and an exceptional silent auction, all while supporting the Conservancy’s work to preserve and celebrate the history, architecture and open space that define our community. The Gala reveals and celebrates the Hall of Fame’s publicly-chosen 2019 inductees, and raises critical funding for the Conservancy.
PATRON TICKETS $195 (fmv $95)
Schist Benefactor $595 (fmv $175)
Slate Benefactor $395 (fmv $150)
In past years, tickets have sold out quickly, so please do not wait!
Ask the Experts
Safe Electric for your historic home
Saturday, November 2, 1:30pm – 2:30pm
John McGettigan, a local electrician whose family has worked in the Chestnut Hill area since 1949, will be giving a talk on the practical aspects of maintaining and repairing electrical issues in your historic home, with a special focus on “BX” wiring, which was first installed in 1930. While the dangers of “knob and tube” wiring are well known to most, the problems with “BX” wiring are rarely discussed.
A free program to the community, Ask the Experts is offered quarterly, and addresses a featured topic by an expert on prevalent issues relating to historic home and landscape care, as well as  free access to the Archives.
Ask questions; get solutions!
Chestnut Hill Conservancy, 8708 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia
CHAOS Event!
Fall Brunch with CHAOS at Historic Wings Field
Chestnut Hill Architecture and Open Space.
CHAOS is a social group designed to cultivate Conservancy members among new and future leaders of the community. Exciting things are coming up with CHAOS! The CHAOS group is currently welcoming new members for the 2020 spring and fall gatherings!
Currently a CHAOS member? We look forward to seeing you at our Fall Brunch party at the beautiful open space in Historic Wings Field on Saturday, October 26.
Interested in attending the next year of fun cocktail events? Already a Conservancy member? Add the Circle of CHAOS to your membership with an upgrade now! Click HERE to join the CHAOS!
Mark your Calendars!