Philadelphia Spans the Globe, A World Heritage City!

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Come learn more about Philadelphia’s status as a World Heritage City! We’ll start by watching the short film Philadelphia: First World Heritage City in the United States.   The film offers an exceptional glimpse into the formation and development of Philadelphia, illustrating the city’s leadership role in the fields of art, transportation, urban planning, medicine and more. The film spans centuries, touching upon the formation of some of Philadelphia’s unique neighborhoods and how far Philadelphia has come from the idealistic plan envisioned by William Penn in the 17th century.

You can also talk with the film’s writer and narrator, Dr. David Brownlee and participate in a discussion about the film.  Dr. Sarah L. Sharp of the Global Philadelphia Association will join Dr. Brownlee for the discussion.

Dr. Brownlee is a Professor of the History of Art on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Sharp assists in the World Heritage Education programming and projects that the Global Philadelphia Association conducts throughout the greater Philadelphia area with many cultural and educational organizations.

Ages: Adults and Teens
Presented By: Dr. David Brownlee & Dr. Sarah Sharp
Cost: Free
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Sponsored By: Global Philadelphia Association