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The Grid & the River: Philadelphia's Green Places, 1682-1876

Mon, July 16, 2018 7:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Please join us as distinguished author and scholar, Dr. Elizabeth Milroy, discusses her latest work, "The Grid and the River: Philadelphia's Green Places" which was released in 2016 to wide critical acclaim.  It was there that Dr. Milroy provided a fresh look at the genesis and development of public green spaces in Philadelphia, from William Penn’s relatively modest, but enduring, vision for the city with its noted green squares, to what would ultimately become one of the largest and most impressive park systems in the country. A much sought-after and compelling speaker, Dr. Milroy is currently a Professor and the Department Head of Art & Art History at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University. Prior to this, she was the Zoë and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and from 1988 to 2013 was a faculty member in Art History and American Studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

Event will be held in THE SKYLINE ROOM.

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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103