From live music to chainsaws, the state's annual festivals celebrate everything under the sun. They also boost their communities, increase local pride, and showcase the host area for a wide swath of new people. The economic benefits redound throughout the year. In this latest episode, we're joined by representatives from Bethlehem's Musikfest and Ridgway's Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous.
This Southeastern Pennsylvania city is home to an arts & culture district created by and for locals. In this episode of Prism, we talk with two Chester natives who have worked hard to make this dream a reality.
We're back with more episodes of Prism, a podcast shining a light on the power of creativity in PA communities. In this first installment, we're hearing about how The Warhol is expanding its footprint, creating an inclusive, innovative arts district that offers everything from a live music venue to workforce training programs.
They certainly can, whether it's through an innovative, low-tech museum or via oral histories of recent generations. In our latest episode, we talk about how institutions in Gettysburg and Philadelphia are bringing young people into the process of preserving the past.
Set amid the rolling hills and small towns of the county of the same name, York has a thriving arts community. From muralists to musicians to storytellers, the local creatives help this historic city tell its own story. In this episode, we spoke with two passionate Yorkers working to bring people together through the arts.
For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the Lenape thrived in the Delaware Valley. Centuries of abuse and displacement followed, and now a repatriation project aims to heal old wounds. In this installment, we discuss the complex process of giving the tribe’s ancestral remains and artifacts a final resting place at Pennsbury Manor.
This leafy neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia has been the site of everything from a Revolutionary War battle to a streetcar-driven building boom, to contemporary racial justice protests — no wonder it has so many incredible historic sites. As part of our We Are Here series, we're looking at three of those special places and how they're working to be good neighbors.