Wyck Association

1/2: Image courtesy of the Wyck Association.
2/2: Image courtesy of the Wyck Association.

This house, garden, and farm in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia served as the ancestral home to a Quaker Philadelphia family for over nine generations—from 1690 to 1973. The National Historical Landmark site now offers programs that focus on history, horticulture, and urban agriculture, including a farmer’s market of produce grown on-site. In recent years, Wyck staff has used Center support to consider new methods of identifying and deepening connections between the house and its landscape, as well as between the present and the past, and to build public awareness through enhanced branding and marketing. A new, audience-centered business plan is being developed after an intensive Center-funded evaluation of Wyck’s current programs and visitors activities.

References

The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change, renowned musicians, perform traditional and newly-composed songs to inspire dialogue and action around gender violence. They will be part of the Philadelphia celebration of One Billion Rising, at Love Park.

Grants & Grantees

Built in Germantown from 1765–68, the Johnson House is a National Historic Landmark, documented as a site for Underground Railroad activities.

Cliveden’s David Young on crafting shared histories, the importance of community input in developing interpretive programs, and his vision for Cliveden.

This Center-funded project, which will celebrate the life of a single Philadelphia-area row home before it’s razed in May, is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Grants & Grantees

Supporting, documenting and presenting Philadelphia area folk arts, the Philadelphia Folklore Project is committed to sustaining community cultural knowledge.

Curatorial planning informed a series of exhibitions presented during the 2010 National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference.

The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will perform a pop-up concert at Bluebell Triangle Park.

Collaborators & Colleagues

An experimental choreographer, Bel provokes his audiences with witty, cerebral presentations that pose questions about virtuosity and the nature of dance.

Grants & Grantees

In 2000 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 47 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tom Hanchett is staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education commissions art that more directly fulfills its missions of land preservation, restoration, and education.

The Pursuit: 50 Years in the Fight for LGBT Rights, a new documentary by Emmy award-winning director and producer Ilana Trachtman, will premiere June 23 at 9 p.m. on WHYY-TV.