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Jul 13

We Are Here Episode 9: Cultivating ideas in Erie

A "main street think tank" is bringing people together in Northwestern Pennsylvania, providing a space for deep conversations, community engagement, and growth. The Jefferson Educational Society is also listening, expanding their reach into new towns and neighborhoods.

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Jul 7

Innovation meets impact in the PA Wilds

Three companies rose to the top during the second of three planned Big Idea Contests in the PA Wilds region. One thing they all share: A commitment to community and doing good, whether that's through a piece of handmade art, a cup of coffee, or a software program.

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Jun 8

We Are Here Episode 8: Can young people embrace history?

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.

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May 1

We Are Here Episode 7: If you knew York

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.

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Apr 14

In Philly, training the next generation of theater critics

There is void opening in the arts media landscape — fewer publications, fewer critics — which means less attention for the city's world-class performing arts scene. To tackle this issue, a new program from Theatre Philadelphia is offering a series of workshops that prepares participants to play this essential role in the creative ecosystem.

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Mar 1

We Are Here Episode 6: The Lenape come home to Pennsylvania

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.

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