Cameron County pride shines through as PA Heart & Soul project nears finish

volunteers gather on Super Saturday in Cameron County

By Karen Price Jessica Herzing knew how much there was to love about her home of Cameron County, but back in the fall of 2016 she saw buildings being torn down and a mostly empty main street in Emporium. It felt demoralizing, she said. A workshop in nearby Ridgeway offering information about a resident-driven program…

A trove of 19th-century Black history awaits within Victorian house museum in Philadelphia

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When you think of what’s contained within a Victorian house museum, a collection of largely unknown Black history probably wouldn’t be the first thing to come to mind.
But Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, isn’t your typical Victorian house museum. Although the house itself doesn’t have a direct link to Black history, the museum’s commitment to serving its predominantly Black neighbors has created a space to share the stories of prominent African Americans of the 19th century.

Growth mindset: PA Humanities launches the Learning Network for SHARP grantees

Through the PA SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan) grant program, PA Humanities awarded 92 organizations from across Pennsylvania a total of $1.4 million in funding to aid in recovery and growth. The support doesn’t end there. On Jan. 20, PA Humanities celebrated not only the grantees themselves but also the launch…