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.

What’s Happening

Project Flow Summer 2014 program

Project Flow is a partnership between the Fairmount Water Works and Germantown Friends School. Our summer program is taking applications now! Please download the pdf for more information about the program and who can apply. Project Flow Application 2014Final


2014 Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest

Students: want to show off your artistic ability? The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is now accepting entries on behalf of the Philadelphia Water Department for its Green City, Clean Waters Art Contest! Philadelphia students can participate in three different ways.They can create a drawing, short video or both. These should show others how to […]


Help Design a Logo for the Schuylkill River as PA River of the Year 2014!

The Schuylkill River was recently named Pennsylvania’s 2014 River of the Year! Now they need a logo! Help us design one. The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is working with partners to plan a year-long slate of activities to celebrate the Schuylkill’s River of the Year status. They need a logo to use on signs, banners, […]


Water Blues, Green Solutions

Water Blues Green Solutions is designed to promote awareness of the role that green infrastructure can play in creating a sustainable water future. Produced by Penn State Public media, this interactive documentary tells stories from across the country of communities that are adopting new ways of thinking about how to protect, restore, and preserve our […]


Creativity is All Around Us at The Water Works: Join us!

Despite a snowy winter, programs and activities abound here at The Water Works. In fact, we’re learning more about snow for our February Pop Up event! If you missed the stunning performance of the modern opera “Tributaries,” this issue of our newsletter brings it alive for you. From haunting music to dramatic lighting and beautiful […]


Learn, Discover, Tour — and More — at The Water Works!

As we welcome in 2014, we invite you to visit us at The Water Works! We’re looking forward to another year of bringing STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Architecture, Math & Music) alive to our visitors of all ages. Along with our popular Science Saturdays you’ll find family-friendly Pop-Up activities, our interactive exhibits, and […]


Celebrating the Generosity of Our Donors!

Dear Friend of The Water Works, Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Fairmount Water Works. Because you are a valued friend, I wanted to let you know about an extraordinary opportunity to help us mark our 10-year anniversary. In just one decade, we have emerged as a centerpiece of the […]


“Tributaries: A Modern Cantata” – Special Performance on December 14th

The Water Works presents… TRIBUTARIES: A Modern Cantata Captured in the tradition of American tonal concert music, “TRIBUTARIES: A Modern Cantata”, explores man’s biological and technological dependence on water, as well as the many life enabling and yet threatening powers of water. From the perspective of three of Eastern Pennsylvania’s many tributaries, each of which […]


Join us on November 14th for “What’s So Interesting About Water?”

From outer space to beneath our streets, we live with water. What would life be without it? Considering water is, in some ways, considering what it is to be alive. This event will be held on Thursday, November 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A wine-and-cheese reception will start things off before the presentation. […]


Fall 2013 events at the FWWIC!

As the leaves start to change (and we, thankfully, approach the end of Hurricane season), our work at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center continues at full STEAM ahead. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Architecture, Mathematics: all part of our ever-increasing range of activities. From our Pop-Up surprises to Science Saturday and […]