A Souvenir of Germantown ZOOM

07nov6:00 pm9:00 pmA Souvenir of Germantown ZOOM

Event Details

J. Gordon Baugh’s A Souvenir of Germantown (1913): Documenting the Early 20th Century Black Business and Civic Community in Philadelphia’s 22nd Ward.
Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home.
A link with instructions will be provided three hours prior to this virtual lecture.
presented by Supreme Dow and Tuomi Forrest
J. Gordon Baugh Jr’s, A Souvenir of Germantown, published in 1913 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, documented the economic and social impact of Germantown’s robust Black business and civic community. This talk will explore the many places, organizations, and people depicted in this unique publication including those sites still standing today, as well as the ways in which this document can help us better understand contemporary Germantown.
Supreme Dow is the founder, executive director, and curator of the Black Writers Museum in Philadelphia. He has over 30 years of experience working with government, private, non-profit and community based institutions on education, economic, and empowerment initiatives.
Tuomi Forrest currently serves as the Executive Director of Historic Germantown, where for the past 5 years he has led a consortium of 18 cultural, natural, and historic sites in Northwest Philadelphia. He also manages the operations of the Germantown Historical Society and in that capacity raises funds and oversees capital improvement projects at the museum building. Prior to this position, he worked at Partners for Sacred Places for 21 years and was Executive Vice President for five of those years. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature/ American Studies from the University of Virginia. His BA is from Haverford College.
$15 | General Admission
$10 | Alliance Member
**Free | Students with ID, residents of the featured neighborhood, anyone experiencing financial hardship.
** Please email tours@preservationalliance.com with a short note to register
Part of Preservation Alliance’s 2023 Fall Speaker Series



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