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.

The Watershed is an Open Book

Hands-On Early Literacy Program for 5-8 Year Olds & Their Families

If you live in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia, this program is for you!

  • Monthly workshops to help build reading readiness using “teachable” moments in your own neighborhood.
  • Great incentives for frequent attendance, such as books to build your home library.
  • Partners: Edward Gideon School and the Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
  • Supported by the William Penn Foundation
  • There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited so sign up below today!

Program Advisory

Due to recent social distancing measures, this is no longer an in-person program. For more information about the program, or learn how you and your family can benefit from distance learning, please see our list of resources.