“POOL: A Social History of Segregation” to Open on World Water Day, March 22, 2022. Full statement here.
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Presenting “Ripple Effect”: The Ed Grusheski Memorial Exhibition
Opening April 2022. More info here.

Moe Brooker
Spirit of Promise #11, 2013
mixed media on paper, 9.5” x 9.5″


Explore the Mighty World of Mussels!

Walking Tours at the Fairmount Water Works

Join us for a 30-minute tour of Fairmount Water Works before or after your visit to POOL: A Social History of Segregation. Fairmount Water Works is the site of the nation’s first successful municipal water supply system – learn about the innovative design, technology and operation of this Historic Landmark and how the supply of clean, fresh water contributed to the growth of Philadelphia in the 1800’s.

Tours begin and end at the front entrance of the Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive
Thursdays and Saturdays at 1:30pm and 2:30pm
Sign up here!

“Understanding the Urban Watershed”
Activity Guide for Educators

The Fairmount Water Works has updated and expanded our “Understanding the Urban Watershed”  Activity Guide, which is overflowing with Lessons and Activities for informal  educators. Designed for K-8th grade level, this second edition has an expanded section with links to lesson plans and resources to start you on your way to educating about water, water systems and the watershed. Download it here.

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