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Upcoming Events

Chestnut Hill Conservancy

Discovering Chestnut Hill: Railroads of Chestnut Hill Lecture

Philadelphia, PA
Railroads of Chestnut Hill: LectureWednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:30pmLocation To Be Announced

Discovering Chestnut Hill: Railroads of Chestnut Hill Driving Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Driving Tour of the Chestnut Hill West LineSaturday, November 9, 2019 at 1:00pmMeet at the Chestnut Hill West Station

The 2019 Architectural Hall of Fame Gala

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Chestnut Hill Conservancy along with Co-Chairs Tracy and Pascal Maeter on December 14 for the 2019 Architectural Hall of Fame Gala.
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Past Events

2019 Perennial Fete

2019 Perennial Fete

Philadelphia, PA
Please join us at the home of Jessie Deming and Bob Boyer for the Chestnut Hill Conservancy's Perennial Fete and cocktails in the garden. Garden Chic and lawn shoes. Live Music  Light Fare Silent Auction The annual Perennial Fete provides essential funding for the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s m...
Sunday, June 2 2019 5:00 PM 7:30 PM

Discovering Chestnut Hill: Railroads of Chestnut Hill Lecture

Discovering Chestnut Hill: Railroads of Chestnut Hill Lecture

Philadelphia, PA
2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. In celebration, railroad historian Joel Spivak will tell the story of the railroad in Philadelphia and how it came to Chestnut Hill. Spivak is the author of Philadelphia Railro...
Tuesday, May 7 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Discovering Chestnut Hill: Railroads of Chestnut Hill Tour

Discovering Chestnut Hill: Railroads of Chestnut Hill Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Discover the hidden landscape of the Reading Railroad with archivist Alex Bartlett and architect Jean McCoubrey. Now SEPTA’s Chestnut Hill East Regional Rail line transporting commuters, the Reading was a working train line, making use of a network of now-defunct sidings to carry freight—from ice...
Sunday, April 28 2019 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

Architectural Hall of Fame Gala

Architectural Hall of Fame Gala

Philadelphia, PA
Join the Chestnut Hill Conservancy along with Co-Chairs Jean and Dan McCoubrey on December 1 as we reveal (and celebrate!) the 2018 inductees into the Architectural Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes our community’s most beloved buildings, structures, and landscapes. This fundraising cockt...
Saturday, December 1 2018 7:00 PM 10:00 PM

Public Spaces, Special Places: An Illustrated History of Fairmount Park

Public Spaces, Special Places: An Illustrated History of Fairmount Park

Philadelphia, PA
**EVENT POSTPONED TO FRIDAY**Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed to Friday, November 16. All orignal tickets for the 15th will be honored. Call the Conservancy at 215-247-9329 with any questions about your reservation. The final event in the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Fall 2...
Friday, November 16 2018 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Public Spaces, Special Places: Chestnut Hill Water Tower & Recreation Center Lecture

Public Spaces, Special Places: Chestnut Hill Water Tower & Recreation Center Lecture

Philadelphia, PA
Speaker Drew Brown of the Philadelphia Water Department will lead a lively discussion on the hidden history of the Chestnut Hill's beloved Water Tower Recreation Center complex. For many decades the complex has sustained the community as an important source of water, and also as one of the city's...
Wednesday, October 17 2018 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Public Spaces, Special Places: Chestnut Hill Pocket Parks Tour

Public Spaces, Special Places: Chestnut Hill Pocket Parks Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Take a tour of Chestnut Hill’s Pocket Parks with us! Hidden in plain sight, these ‘secret gardens’ invite you to step off the beaten path and enjoy a little bit of nature in the city.  Hear about how each of these Parks works, and plans to strengthen this under-utilized collection of green jewels...
Saturday, September 15 2018 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

The Italian Artisans who Built Chestnut Hill: Southeast Chestnut Hill Walking Tour

The Italian Artisans who Built Chestnut Hill: Southeast Chestnut Hill Walking Tour

Philadelphia, PA
The final tour in the series will begin by examining the quarry face at Germantown Avenue and Cresheim Valley Drive, and continue into Southeast Chestnut Hill, featuring houses built for George Woodward and additional homes and workplaces built by and for Italians. Meet in front of War Memorial a...
Saturday, June 9 2018 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

2018 Perennial Fete

2018 Perennial Fete

Philadelphia, PA
You are invited to celebrate Spring at the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s garden party fundraiser in a beautiful, rarely-seen historic home, surrounded by a spectacular Olmsted Brothers-designed landscape.  Both home and garden were preserved last year with easements granted by Michael Mann to the C...
Sunday, June 3 2018 5:00 PM 7:30 PM

The Italian Artisans who Built Chestnut Hill: Southwest Chestnut Hill Walking Tour

The Italian Artisans who Built Chestnut Hill: Southwest Chestnut Hill Walking Tour

Philadelphia, PA
Sampling residences in Southwest Chestnut Hill built by Italian artisans, this tour includes homes and a business built by Italians for themselves, ending with a “vanished” Italian neighborhood in Pastorius Park. Meet at the corner of Seminole and West Willow Grove Avenues. Park along streets or ...
Saturday, May 5 2018 1:00 PM 2:30 PM

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8708 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19118
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