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Fall at Historic Fairhill
The gardens are mostly finished and school children are visiting for
nature and history field trips.

 
Join us for Tree Tenders tree planting on Saturday, Nov 18.  With our neighbors,
The Annual Boathouse Party is THIS Sunday!
We are so excited for the Annual Boathouse Party, happening this Sunday, September 24, from 5pm to 8pm at 7 Boathouse Row in Philadelphia,

This year, we're switching things
Summer Festival 2017 - Recap
Over 250 Friends and Neighbors came in the gates for the July Summer Festival. Faheem the snake man had lines of people eager to hold his pet boa constrictor Lucy.  The two little ponies and
The Annual Report 2017 is here!
Every year, we review our financial and program goals.  We recently completed our Annual Report for 2017, and it is available for download on our website!

A paper copy will be mailed
Lecture on Lucretia Mott scheduled for May 15 at 6:30 at HFH Burial Ground
Join Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy A Hewitt, Beverly Palmer, editors of the new book, "Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches
HFH featured in GROW Magazine - Article inside
Click on the image below to download the article featuring HFH in GROW Magazine.

NOTE: This is an excerpt.  Want the whole magazine? Click here.
Welcome Jasmine Hamilton, New Garden Manager

Welcome Jasmine Hamilton, New Garden Manager
Jasmine was recruited for HFH by former manager Bri Barton. Jasmine has worked with Mariposa, Urban Tree Connection, Phila Parks
Back to School in Fairhill
At Julia deBurgos School, HFH reading buddies have started to read with K-3 children. New volunteer Faith Watson of Chestnut Hill says of her first day, “It was great. I loved my little buddies.
Book Deserts: Your donations at work
According to a recent article in The Atlantic, a typical child born to a white collar family will hear forty-five (45) million words by the time s/he reaches age 4. In comparison,
Boathouse Party 2016, in Review
The annual Boathouse Party for HFH is one of our favorite events.

It gives us a chance to gather with friends in celebration of the things that we have accomplished this year, through

 

Historic Fair Hill is a community space and historic burial ground located in the heart of North Philadelphia. It is the final resting place of brave, pioneering men and women who fought for freedom, civil rights, and equality for all human beings. Today we cultivate this space for a new generation of inquisitive minds, active hands, and generous hearts.

Roasting marshmallows at a community bonfireSack races at Summerfest
As a gathering space, we host bonfires, family-friendly parties, star-gazing nights, and more.
A young boy watering in our urban gardenHistoric Fair Hill gardeners
As an urban garden, we teach young people the joy of growing food, and share our harvests with our neighbors.
A group of children circle one of the large old trees on the grounds A young girl holds up a book she picked from the Little Free Library
As an educational center, we host science, nature, and history field trips.
Reading together at a local schoolPlanting trees in the neighborhood
As a community partner, we organize a literacy program in local schools, a neighborhood youth group, a tree-planting initiative, and an activity group for families of the incarcerated.