Discovering Chestnut Hill
Virtual Lecture
Monuments: Expanding the American Story
Wednesday December 8 at 7:00pm on Zoom
A conversation with Paul Farber, Director and Co-Founder of Monument Lab and a Mt. Airy resident
Monument Lab is a nonprofit public art and history studio based in Philadelphia that cultivates and facilitates critical conversations around the past, present, and future of monuments and public art. With funding from the Mellon Foundation, Monument Lab has recently completed a major national audit of some 50,000 existing monuments of all types and periods. These sites will serve as a basis for local communities to explore how to better capture the complexity of our nation’s cultural memory in our public landscapes.
Farber earned a PhD and MA in American Culture from the University of Michigan and a BA in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds several academic appointments and has contributed to numerous art and history publications.
Image: Karyn Olivier, The Battle is Joined, Philadelphia, Monument Lab: Citywide Exhibition, 2017 (Mike Reali/Mural Arts Philadelphia)
Tickets: $10 for members; $20 for non-members
Discovering Chestnut Hill is presented with support from John B. Ward & Co.
‘Then and Now’ Activity
History at Home jigsaw puzzles!
In our History at Home Then and Now series of jigsaw puzzles, we pair two images, offering different levels of difficulty, Beginner and Expert. For this month’s Then and Now puzzles, we’re featuring two images of 8031 Germantown Avenue, the Abraham Rex House.
Click on images below to link to each puzzle!
Expert Level
Today’s Then and Now images include two images of the Abraham Rex House, at 8031 Germantown Avenue, the George Woodward Co. Offices. As they are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, we thought we’d feature a ‘then’ photo from 1997.
The second image is how the building looked at the 2021 Night of Lights!
Beginner Level
Look for more Then and Now jigsaw puzzles in future editions of our History at Home emails. Enjoy!
Thanks for Making Our
Virtual Lecture a Success!
Smart Homes & Utilizing Technology to Manage Risk
Thanks to all who attended our November 3 virtual lecture, Ask the Experts: Smart Homes & Utilizing Technology to Manage Risk, presented by Chestnut Hill resident Allison DeCaro, a principal with the insurance brokerage firm Johnson, Kendall & Johnson. She was joined by expert risk consultant Rick Albers in presenting the latest advances in automated home protections including fire and security systems, water mitigation, personal cyber security, and best practices when renovating or building a home.
Organized by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy and co-sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Community Association.
Whether you couldn’t make it, or would love to revisit this Ask the Experts program again, you can now find it online via YouTube.
If you attended this virtual talk and have any thoughts to share for our next virtual event, we’d love to hear from you! Please reply to this email or email
Ask the Experts is presented with support from Johnson, Kendall & Johnson.
2022 is less than two months away, and the Chestnut Hill Conservancy already has multiple activities, lectures, and events lined up for the new year. Conservancy sponsorship offers direct engagement with our most committed supporters and allows businesses to put your dedication to the community to work.
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