You are invited to the PhilaPlace Launch Party
Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia City Hall
Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Mayor
Michael A. Nutter as we celebrate the launch of PhilaPlace. The official
announcement will be made in the Mayor’s Reception Room, followed by a
reception with refreshments and live entertainment in Conversation Hall.
Be there as we introduce PhilaPlace to the community and thank everyone
who made this project possible. Food provided by the South 9th Street
Businessmen’s Association. Beverages provided by Yards Brewing Company.
Directions to the Mayor’s Reception Room: Enter at the Northeast
Entrance to City Hall (opposite the Marriott). You will need a picture
ID to get through Security. Take the elevator to the 2nd Floor. The
Mayor’s Reception Room is down the hall to the right.
Everyone has a story to tell. Share yours at www.PhilaPlace.org, an
interactive Web site where visitors can explore the history, cultures,
and architecture of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.
On www.PhilaPlace.org, you can:
* Share your own memories, photographs, and video
* Explore Old Southwark and the Northern Liberties
* Learn about the history of your favorite Philadelphia place
* View interactive maps and create your own tour
* See how the neighborhoods have changed over time
PhilaPlace was created by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in
partnership with the City of Philadelphia Department of Records, the
University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and other institutions and
community organizations. PhilaPlace has been made possible by generous
support from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, through the Heritage
Philadelphia Program; jointly by the Institute of Museum and Library
Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Pennsylvania
Humanities Council, the Federal-State Partner of the National Endowment
for the Humanities; the Pennsylvania Department of Education; the
Connelly Foundation; and Southwest Airlines, the official airline of the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania.