We couldn't be more excited for the 22nd Annual Gala at Meadowbrook. If you are planning to celebrate with us, be sure to purchase your tickets by Friday, April 14th in order to be listed on the invitation!
Historic Preservation Lecture Series Standing on the Border of Two Worlds: Nature of the Cemetery Landscapes Join the Conservancy at Bala Cynwyd’s idyllic West Laurel Hill Cemetery as Dr. Dennis Montagna, Director of the National Parks Service’s Monument Research & Preservation Program, traces the seeds of nineteenth-century rural and garden cemeteries. During many periods of American history, cemeteries have delighted the living as much as they have sheltered the deceased. As refuges for wildlife and and sites of great beauty, they continue to attract great interest. During his lecture, Dr. Montagna will also share his recent work on the rise of spare, memorial-park-style cemeteries during the mid-twentieth century. Wine and Cheese Reception beginning at 6:30 pm with Lecture beginning promptly at 7:00 pm. Register here for “Standing On the Border of Two Worlds” Thank You to our Historic Preservation Lecture Event Sponsor:
State of Our Streams Part 1: A Look At the Health of Indian & Mill Creeks Truly understanding the stresses to our local waterways starts with understanding the basics. The Conservancy invites you to a two-part series this spring to see first-hand the work going into a regional collaboration to improve the health of the Delaware River Watershed. During Part 1, The Conservancy Staff and Villanova Professor, Dr. Steve Goldsmith, will examine the fundamentals of our region’s notable waterways and share how the Conservancy and Villanova University collect and use real-time data to better understand the current state of our waterways. Then take a look at how each resident and municipality can make changes to support the health of our streams. Register for The State of Our Streams, Part 1!
State of Our Streams Part 2: Creekside Conservation and Cocktails +21 Truly understanding the stresses to our local waterways starts with understanding the basics. The Conservancy invites you to a two-part series this spring to see first-hand the work going into a regional collaboration to improve the health of the Delaware River Watershed. Part 2 will be a hands-on class in Mill Creek during which you’ll get a glimpse at what goes into the various chemical and biological collection methods used by the Conservancy. Part 2 of The State of our Streams comes complete with cocktails. This is a creek lesson for the big kids ( 21+, please). Register for “The State of our Streams: Part 2”!
Historic Preservation Lecture Event Before Appleford: Stoke Pogis, Red Rose and the Villanova Company Join us for a lecture and presentation exploring the fascinating story of the Phillips family, the Villanova Company, and the work of architects Baily & Bassett. The lecture will look at Red Rose Manor, a large Tudor-style house designed by Horace Trumbauer and purchased in 1910 by the J. Keaesley Mitchells. It will conclude with the 1920s and 30s, the expansion of older houses like Appleford, and the construction of large new mansions along Spring Mill Road and on neighboring estates. The lecture will be presented by Jeff Groff, Director of Public Programs at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. For over thirty years Jeff has studied, written and lectured on the country places of Philadelphia’s “Main Line.” Wine and Cheese Reception beginning at 6:30 pm with Lecture beginning promptly at 7:00 pm Pre-Registration is required! Register for “Before Appleford.” *Exact location address and parking instructions will be emailed privately upon registration. Thank You to our Historic Preservation Lecture Event Sponsor:
Please register by Friday, April 14, 2017 to be listed on the Gala invitation. Gala Ticket Levels Diamond Benefactor: $750 Benefactor: $500 Patron: $300 Steward: $175 Purchase Your Tickets Here Thank You to our 2017 Corporate Sponsors: Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Historic Preservation Lecture Finding Beauty in the Ordinary: Rarities from the Lower Merion Township Building & Planning Archives Starting in the 1920s, Lower Merion Township kept plans for nearly every building project in the Township on record. In addition to homes and commercial buildings, these archives give unique insight into uniquely 20th-century building types. This illustrated lecture will present highlights from the Building & Planning Department archives, coupled with historic photographs from the Lower Merion Historical Society and the context of the present day. This will be a unique opportunity to view local architectural treasures of the 20th century that haven’t been seen for decades! Greg Prichard is Lower Merion Township’s staff Historic Preservation Planner. A native of Wayne, Greg has served on the Board of the Radnor Historical Society since 2007. In addition to his work at the Township, he operates a design consultancy focusing on the design of and research for interpretive signs for historic sites and trails. He earned a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell University in 2011, where the subject of his thesis was the train stations of the Main Line between Overbrook and Paoli, now being adapted into a book. **Please note the location of this event at Saint Asaph’s Church in Bala Cynwyd. Register for “Finding Beauty in the Ordinary” here! Thank You to our Historic Preservation Lecture Event Sponsor:
Enjoy a beautiful evening and casual picnic in Rolling Hill Park with Conservancy’s members, volunteers, board of directors and staff. The Annual Meeting allows members to elect a slate of candidates to our Board of Directors. In preparation for the Annual Meeting, and according to our bylaws, the Governance Committee proposes the following members be elected to the Board of Directors: Slate of Nominees to the Board of Directors: Please visit as we get closer to the event for more information about our slate of nominees Register for the Annual Members’ Picnic and Meeting!