Arts, History & Politics

1812: The First Civil War
1812: The First Civil War
This war was actually the decisive end to the American Revolution. During the Revolutionary War, the turmoil and violence in the individual colonies fueled continuing divisions to determine just who would rule at home in each state.
Meet a Local Holocaust Survivor
Meet a Local Holocaust Survivor
A local survivor of the Holocaust will share her personal story during the showing of a documentary, created by an Elkins Park School teacher and her 6th grade class.
Philadelphia by Phlash and by Foot
Philadelphia by Phlash and by Foot
Experience Philadelphia’s extraordinary history, its exceptional cultural institutions and its expressive sculptures in a creative new way - using the Philly Phlash. The Philly Phlash is a colorful, friendly bus that connects the city from river to river, stopping at key destinations. One can hop on and off at 22 stops for easy access to the city’s most popular sites.
The Media and Politics
The Media and Politics
This course examines the influence of communication technologies on elections, public consciousness, and democratic institutions. Attendees view slide presentations and links to examples of campaign advertising, televised debates and news programming to frame discussions about the interplay among the audience, the advocate, the message, the media and money.