The winner of last year's essay contest

Black History Essay Contest – Awards Ceremony

This educational project encourages local students to learn about the great reformers who are buried in their neighborhood and to honor their contributions by sharing their stories with the...

Christmas Star Lighting

Join us for our annual Christmas Star Lighting.  We’ll have a bonfire, treats, and sing carols.  Fun for the whole family – dress warmly and bring a friend!

Annual Appeal 2017

Dear Friends of Historic Fair Hill, With your help, we are sharing the historic site and working with partners to increase health and literacy in our struggling city neighborhood....

Tree Planting in Fair HIll

Tree Tenders Planting Day

Come help us plant trees around the neighborhood.  Its the perfect time of year for planting, and we need your help!

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...

Four young boys pose with their costume bandages

HFH Field Hospital at Cliveden

In honor of The Battle of Germantown, our partner Historic Germantown stages a yearly reenactment on the battle’s anniversary. The grounds of Cliveden are transformed by over a hundred Revolutionary War re-enaction...

Boathouse Fundraiser

Every year we host an event along the Schuylkill River with a local speaker, food prepared by our youth group with the vegetables they’ve grown, and other local refreshments....

2nd Saturdays* Garden Workday/History Tours**

Garden Workday: Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience...

Kids gardening together

2nd Saturdays* Garden Workday/History Tours**

Garden Workday: Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience...

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...

Sack races at Summerfest

Summer Festival/History Tours

Come hang at one of our favorite neighborhood events of the year!  We’ll have family friendly activities: pony rides, games, face painting, live music, and tons of food.  Bring...

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...

2nd Saturdays* Garden Workday/History Tours**

Garden Workday: Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience...

Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches and Sermons

Join Christopher Densmore, Carol Faulkner, Nancy A Hewitt, Beverly Palmer, editors of the new book, “Lucretia Mott Speaks: The Essential Speeches and Sermons” for a lecture and discussion.  We...

Bri Barton and two children gardening at Hannah House

2nd Saturdays* Garden Workday/History Tours**

Garden Workday: Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience...

Jupiter and four of its moons

RAIN DATE: Astronomy Night – PhilaScience Fest

Rain Date: Saturday, April 29, 7:30 – 9:30pm In partnership with The Franklin Institute, this stargazing event is a family-friendly chance to learn more about our night skies. While...

Mother and daughter at a telescope

Astronomy Night – PhilaScience Fest

Rain Date: Saturday, April 29, 7:30 – 9:30pm In partnership with the Franklin Institute, this stargazing event is a family-friendly chance to learn more about our night skies. While...

HFH Gardens

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 and  Recreation, all related...

MLK Day of Service

Come help clean up the burial ground, enjoy a fire with good company, and share readings from Dr. Kings letters and sermons.

Autumn Tree Planting

Autumn Tree Planting Day

In partnership with Tree Tenders of PA Horticultural Society, HFH organizes shade tree planting in the Fairhill neighborhood. Tenants or homeowners sign up to care for a tree on...

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....

Harvest

Orchard Harvest Festival

Together with Historic Germantown and the Philadelphia Orchard Project, this is a celebration of the year’s bounty. Along with a celebration of our harvest, it’s also our commitment to...

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...

Annual Boathouse Benefit

Every year we host an event along the Schuylkill River with a local speaker, food prepared by our youth group with the vegetables they’ve grown, and other local refreshments....

Second Saturdays: Garden With Us!

Every Second Saturday this season, join us in the gardens! We’ll be tending to the beds, planting new flowers and veggies, weeding, mulching, and more. No experience necessary; we’ll...