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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It’s the bicentennial of the Manayunk Canal!

We’re commemorating the 200th anniversary of the opening of one of Philadelphia’s most influential waterways – the Manayunk Canal! Join us for a series of events that take a fascinating look at the canal’s unique history within the city!

Join us Wednesday, March 13 from 6-7:30pm for the “200 Years of Water: The Manayunk Canal 1819-2019”, speakers forum at Venice Island!

Or visit the Interpretive Center during normal operating hours to view a special selection of 19th century engineer’s maps of the Schuylkill Navigation, 20th century B&W photographs, and 21st century color photographs, concentrating on Philadelphia’s two historic canals.