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'The Park, the Prince, and the Plan'

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Category: Education
Start date: 11 Aug 2021 06:30 PM
End date: 11 Aug 2021 07:30 PM
Street / Location: 1900 Pattison Avenue
City / town: Philadelphia
Country: Pennsylvania, USA
Organizer: American Swedish Historical Museum
Name: Elin Carlsson
Email: info@americanswedish.org
Phone: 215.389.1776
Homepage: https://www.americanswedish.org/events/park-prince-and-plan-virtual-talk-thomas-keels

Virtual Talk with Thomas Keels - Historian and author Tom Keels explores the history of FDR Park in this illustrated lecture. League Island Park transformed the swamps of South Philadelphia into a natural wonder designed by the Olmsted Brothers. In the 1920s, it was the site of the ill-fated Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, where Swedish Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf laid the cornerstone for the American Swedish Historical Museum. Today, a Master Plan is being launched to give FDR Park a new lease on life!

Don’t miss this fascinating origin story held over Zoom, $5 for ASHM & FDR Park members and $10 for nonmembers.