Spruce Hill May Fair | May 9, 2015
The 57th annual May Fair will be on Saturday, May 9th in Clark Park, at 43rd Street and Chester Avenue. The hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with no rain date. We hope to see you there!
The May Fair of 2015 will have even more for youngsters. A Pennsylvania farm will bring ponies for rides and a petting zoo. That’s in addition to the bounce tent and 40-foot-long obstacle course that will also be at the fair, along with music, games, and great food.
UCHS House Tour Postponed
The UCHS House Tour has been postponed until later in the year. We will pass along details about the house tour as they become available.
Wrap-up: Workshop at the Woodlands
The Woodlands Mansion was the place to be on April 12th. A nice crowd came out to hear the “Your West Philadelphia House Workshop” presentation by Aaron Wunsch, Ph.D., on how to research the history of your home; when was it built, and who lived there. Dr. Wunsch had everyone’s attention as he put his experience as an Assistant Professor in Historic Preservation at Penn as a researcher. Various methods of finding useful information of a property included deeds, maps, and census data. Accompanying the joint event between The Woodlands and UCHS were helpful handout sheets containing valuable research sources.