David Young

David Young.

David Young is executive director of Cliveden of the National Trust, a National Historic Landmark located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. During his time at Cliveden, the historic site has received state and national awards for community engagement, historic preservation, and interpretation. Prior to his work at Cliveden, Young was director of the Johnson House, a National Historic Landmark museum of the Underground Railroad, and education director at the Philadelphia History Museum. He has published on Germantown’s African American history and on issues related to historic site sustainability. Young serves as a lecturer in the graduate program of historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Design, and is a member of the Landmarks Committee advising the National Park Service on National Historic Landmark nominations. A Fulbright Scholar in 1993, Young holds a B.A. in German from Northwestern University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Ohio State University.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Pamela Green is executive director of the Weeksville Heritage Center, a unique and historic African-American preservation and education organization.

This is Nigerian-born, London-based Yinka Shonibare’s first major Philadelphia exhibition since his artist residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2004.

In a video produced by the Guardian, Tacita Dean describes her epic search for Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, the core of her quest to complete her film, JG.

Philly.com gives us a sneak preview of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program’s upcoming Center-funded project with Berlin-based artist Katharina Grosse, which will make Philadelphians’ daily commutes more colorful.

The Philadelphia Folklore Project developed a strategic plan for 2012–16 that mapped out a path for leadership transition and developed new programming models for the future.

Students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members gathered at the closed Fairhill Elementary School on May 1, 2015 for the launch of Temple Contemporary’s Center-funded reFORM.

Integrating contemporary art within the Mütter Museum’s approach to medical humanities interpretation, an exhibition plan will be developed to focus on the centennial of Philadelphia’s influenza pandemic.

Pew Fellow and Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher leads a poetry workshop and story circle in Historic Germantown.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jan Ramirez has served as chief curator and director of collections for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City since 2006.

The National Constitution Center planned a new hybrid performance/exhibition experience in conjunction with Fighting for Democracy, a traveling exhibition about World War II.

White Columns’ Matthew Higgs and Lisa Sonneborn of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University discuss the responsibilities of working with the disabilities community.

Grants & Grantees

Frances Negrón-Muntaner is a filmmaker and a 1994 Pew Fellow.