After a series of site evaluations and assessments of the Interpretive Center after Hurricane Ida, executive director Karen Young shares an update of the status of our Center and our newest exhibition POOL: A Social History of Segregation. Click here to read the full statement.
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Special Events Recap


Bicentennial Brunch

On Saturday, April 16, more than 150 friends, partners, and supporters of the Fairmount Water Works convened at our historic site for our bicentennial brunch, which included live music, guided behind-the-scenes tours, and delectable cuisine. Individuals and organizations were also recognized for their contributions to our work. Click here for more photos.



Art in the Open 2016

 From May 13-15, more than 200 people enjoyed Art in the Open (AiO), a public art event that celebrates artists, their inspirations for creating, and their relationships with the urban environment. More than 30 participating artists were situated along the Schuylkill Trail, starting at the historic Fairmount Water Works to South Street, using the outdoors as their studio. AiO was lead by City Parks Association, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, and the Fairmount Water Works. Click here for more photos.