Thursday, March 4, 6:30pm
A Tribute to a Tree of Peace
Lecture and Dance Performance
Legend holds that in 1682 William Penn and Lenape Chief Tamanend made a treaty beneath a large elm tree along the Delaware River. The tree, in what is now Penn Treaty Park, was uprooted during a storm in March 1810. On the 200th anniversary of the felling of the tree, join HSP and the Penn Treaty Museum as we commemorate the signing of the treaty, long a symbol of religious and civil liberty. Guests will enjoy singing, dancing, and drumming from Native Americans from the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation and a lecture by Dr. Gregory Schaaf, director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Followed by a reception and a display of historic documents and artifacts. To learn more about the Penn Treaty, visit www.penntreatymuseum.org. Register Now!
Wednesday, March 10, 4:30–6:30 pm
PhilaPlace Teacher Workshop: Mapping Our History
Teachers must register in advance
Mapping projects allow students to connect with local history as they gather, analyze, and interpret information about their neighborhood. This PhilaPlace workshop will suggest approaches for developing local history mapping lessons and discuss ways to incorporate immigration and oral history into such projects. Learn more about resources for teachers on PhilaPlace.org. Attendance qualifies for two hours of Act 48 credit. Register now!