Arts, History & Writing

Discovering your Roots and Family Tree
Discovering your Roots and Family Tree
This course for beginning family historians and genealogists presents skills and resources to build a solid skill set in genealogical research.
GROWING UP VICTORIAN
GROWING UP VICTORIAN
Don’t believe what your TV tells you about Victorian England. Children of all classes grew up exposed to the Bad, the Ugly, and the Dangerous. Join us to learn how filth and disease threatened the entire society.
Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation
In our community, we’re surrounded by history that makes us who we are. Learn what is involved in preserving historic resources that provide important lessons of our cultural and political evolution.
The Art of Storytelling
The Art of Storytelling
This class provides a history of storytelling and guidelines and examples that teach you how to craft and present entertaining stories. Come to class with your favorite stories in hand.
The French Influence in Philadelphia: A Talk, a Walk, a Taste
The French Influence in Philadelphia: A Talk, a Walk, a Taste
Philadelphia has been the home of settlers from France from the time of William Penn in 1682. The French influence in Philadelphia and the colonies, critical in the American Revolutionary War, has continued through the years and can be witnessed in this city’s historic, cultural and culinary development.
Writing that Book: An Introduction and Overview
Writing that Book: An Introduction and Overview
If you’ve always wanted to write a book but don’t know where to start, or if you’ve started but don’t know what to do next, this two-part course is for you.