FEBRUARY 2, 6 PM: M. Earl Smith on POWELTON VILLAGE

Penn author Penn author M. Earl Smith discusses POWELTON VILLAGE. From its humble beginnings as a strip of wilderness just west of William Penn s greene country towne, Powelton Village has seen a rise in both prestige and activism since its inception in the late 17th century. An aristocratic estate at its founding, Powelton has found itself in a state of constant evolution, from the summer retreat of George Washington to the home of Pennsylvania s agricultural fair and from the playground of the elite to a hotbed of activism. In spite of, or because of, its mixed history, Powelton Village is unique among Philadelphia neighborhoods, both in its eclectic diversity and in its historic roots to the founding of the nation.

Event date: 

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104