Calendar

2014

Walking Tours of Chestnut Hill
Wissahickon Heights, Houston Estate, works of G.W. and W.D. Hewitt
Saturday May 17, 2pm
English town planning, George Woodward, Arts and Crafts movement
Sunday June 15, 2pm
Modern Midcentury Architecture in Chestnut Hill
Sunday September 14 at 2pm
For more information and to reserve your space, click here.

New Free First Saturdays
Chestnut Hill Historical Society

Will resume September 6, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8708 Germantown Avenue

It's for everyone who loves Chestnut Hill and can't get enough of its story. All research is free during First Saturday hours. Discover details about your home or your street through architectural drawings, more than 8,200 photographic images, maps and real estate atlases, prints, deeds, and diaries. Our Assistant Archivist and a trained board member will be at your side to guide you through the more than 20,000 items to find just the information you're looking for. Check out our Resource Center for help solving specific problems of caring for your older home. Explore our current exhibit of 20th Century Architecture, and more.

20th Century Chestnut Hill:
A celebration of mid-century architecture

Known primarily for its late 19th and early 20th century architecture, Chestnut Hill is also home to outstanding examples of Modern, Post-modern, International Style and Contemporary houses, designed by architects of national and international reputation. This program celebrates the contribution of these buildings, and of the architects who designed them, to the built environment of our community.

Presenting Sponsor: Elfant Wissahickon RealtorsExhibit
now open
The exhibit will feature photographs, architectural drawings, and plans that illustrate the work of Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi, Romaldo Giurgola, Oskar Stonorov, Newcomb Montgomery & Robert Bishop, James A. Nolen, John Lane Evans & Roland Taylor Addis, John Rauch, Kenneth Day, Runyan & Associates, and Mark Ueland.

It is open and free to the public at the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, 8708 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118; hours are Tuesday - Friday, 9:30am-2:30pm and Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm.

Members receive discounted or free admission to Historical Society events, as well as discounts at our bookstore. To join, click here or call the Historical Society for details (215-247-0417).

 

Chestnut Hill Historical Society - 8708 Germantown Ave. - Philadelphia PA 19118 - 215 247-0417 - info@chhist.org
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