Hidden Histories of Historic Districts
Building Philadelphia 2021 Spring Speaker Series


Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided one hour prior to this virtual lecture. 

This lecture will be recorded and a replay will be available to registered participants.

"Hidden Histories of Historic Districts"

presented by Charlene Mires, Professor of History and Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden, which offers a continuing education program in historic preservation. She is the author of Independence Hall in American Memory (University of Pennsylvania Press) and Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations (NYU Press). Her work in the Cooper Street Historic District is a collaboration with students, neighbors, and colleagues in Camden. Mires is the editor-in-chief of The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia 

In addition to their architectural merit, historic districts hold opportunities to uncover the diverse stories of people who lived and worked in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. With the Cooper Street Historic District in Camden as a primary focus, this talk will emphasize uncovering hidden histories as a strategy of preservation and social justice. The audience will learn about the National Register for Historic Places and the interconnected histories of Camden and Philadelphia, with emphasis on stories uncovered about women, domestic workers, immigrants, African American migrants, and the effects of redlining and urban renewal.

Pre-requisite for the two additional workshops hosted by MARCH Continuing Education Program in Historic Preservation. MARCH CEU credit available upon the completion of all three sessions. More Information Here!

*Workshop full. Waitlist available* Thank you for your interest to the additional workshops. The 2 additional workshops are now full but you can still register for this lecture. 


$15 | General Admission

$12 | Alliance Member 

Free | Students*

If you have been affected by the pandemic and would like to attend these virtual lectures but cannot afford to do so, please email Vinni Cheng vcheng@preservationalliance.com for complimentary access.

*For students, please email photo of valid student ID to Vinni Cheng vcheng@preservationalliance.com to register.

View speaker schedule at  https://www.preservationalliance.com/building_philadelphia_2021/

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