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The Place to be — PhilaPlace

December 6, 2009

Directional in hallway at Philadelphia City Hall

Mark your calendar — on Wednesday, December 9 the place to be is Philadelphia City Hall for the official Launch Party of PhilaPlace, a project of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. is a portal for exploring the history, cultures, and architecture of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.  

  • Share your own memories, photographs and video
  • Learn the history of your favorite place in the city
  • Use the interactive features to view maps and create your own tour
  • Explore the many ways the city’s neighborhoods have changed over time

Mayor Nutter will make the official announcement in the elegant Mayor’s Reception Room followed by a people’s party in Conservation Hall, with refreshments and live entertainment.  What conversations will you have about the city’s history — where it’s been and where it’s going?  What might you contribute to the story?  

RSVP by December 4 to or 215/732-6200 x. 300, or register online at

If you can’t attend, be sure to visit, the new website for “the City of Neighborhoods”

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