The Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is proud to be the recipient of a $700,000 grant from the William Penn Foundation to support final design, engineering, construction documentation, and program plans for this leading-edge project, to be situated just south of the Water Works complex, along its esplanade. The Floating Water Workshop will serve as […]
Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Announces 2021 Exhibition Developed by Habithéque, Inc. and Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage 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: […]
Everyone associated with the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center is deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and colleague Kenneth Andrew Hinde, who passed away following a sudden illness on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at the age of 71 years old. As many of you know, Ken—a graduate of Ursinus College—was a gifted […]
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 […]
Students in the Philadelphia School District will have a day off from school on January 18th, so we’ve got a special program planned for children in kindergarten through third grade!
Due to low registration numbers, this program has been cancelled. No worries…future day programs will be held again in January and April. Be sure to join our mailing list or follow us on social media for more information on upcoming day programs for children in 2019!
Is your child off from school on Election Day? Register him/her for a fun-filled day of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture & Math) at the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center! Learn more here!
What is Schuylkill Acts & Impacts? Schuylkill Acts & Impacts is a week-long service-learning program that will be offered to a team of fifteen high school students from communities within the Schuylkill River Watershed (Saturday, June 16 – Saturday, June 23). This expedition will involve a physical journey (by kayak and van) along the 120-mile […]
FWW was featured in this piece on the impact of rising water levels on historic buildings. Read more here
A Scientist’s Perspective On The Mussel and Host-Fish Experience In the Laboratory By Lance Butler (Aquatic Scientist, Philadelphia Water Department) Most larval species of freshwater mussels (glochidia) rely on host fish to transform into juveniles and to disperse into new habitats. In many cases, this relationship is unique, because a certain species of mussel may […]