Take a stroll through Chestnut Hill during Night of Lights from October 8-17! The 10-day event will activate along Germantown Avenue and transform Chestnut Hill’s main street into a nightly interactive local history and architecture exhibition!
In addition to projections and architectural lighting, select stores will be open late, featuring window displays with historic images showcasing their own buildings’ histories. Restaurants will also offer historic food items on their menus as well as seasonal drink specials.
Plus, there will be a prohibition-style speakeasy, McNally’s Tavern’s 100th anniversary with a 1921-themed menu, a haunted tea social with fortune teller, and MORE!
To read about all of the activities and features the entire family can participate in, click here: https://chconservancy.org/night-of-lights
*FUN HISTORIC FACTS:
Our “Downhill” building at 7944 Germantown Ave. was built in 1895 as a residence. It was converted into apartments and storefronts in 1927, back to apartments around 1942, and then again into storefronts in 1984 when Windfall Gallery was born.
Our “Uphill” building at 8419 Germantown existed in 1812 and probably earlier. It housed Methodist Classes, a store for dry goods and groceries, a home for children, and an antique shop. Since 1917 when it was leased to the National League of Women’s Service headed by Lydia T. Clark and Gertrude Houston Woodward, it has served the needs of the community, and the building became known as the Service House. In 1918 Mrs. Woodward purchased the building, and in 1920, donated it to the Chestnut Hill Community Centre.
The building is about to undergo major reconstruction and additions. Stop by for information! We would love to show you more.