Historical society, Philadelphia Neighborhoods to document city’s past

June 16, 2010

Sketches like this one can be found on PhilaPlace,an interactive Web site, created by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, that connects stories to places across time in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.

Associate Professor Christopher Harper, JOUR, was awarded a $50,000 provost seed grant to assist the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to expand its award-winning website, www.philaplace.org. The grant will enable Philadelphia Neighborhoods, the capstone course for journalism majors, and photojournalists in the Department of Journalism to work with the historical society to provide historical accounts of neighborhoods in the city. The College of Education and the Neighborhood Learning Center also will participate in the interdisciplinary project.

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