You met some passionate preservationists at this year's PA Statewide Conference on Heritage. Quite a few of you became fans of Molly Lester's work to restore the reputation of Minerva Parker Nichols, the first woman to have a solo architectural practice in this country. Enjoy the videos and podcast for now, and plan to visit an upcoming exhibition that recently received grant funding from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Read more below and click the article to read about all of the 2020 grant recipients.
"University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design
What Minerva Built
The first exhibition to survey the work of architect Minerva Parker Nichols (1862–1949) will reexamine her significant contributions to Philadelphia’s built environment at the turn of the 20th Century and spotlight the broader legacy of women in design. Co-curated by architectural photographer Elizabeth Felicella, historian Molly Lester, archivist Heather Isbell Schumacher, and the Weitzman School’s William Whitaker, the exhibition and an accompanying publication will feature newly commissioned photographs by Felicella of Nichols’ surviving buildings along with drawings and archival materials."
We are delighted to announce our 2020 grants in support of the Philadelphia region’s artists and cultural organizations for exceptional programs, events, and artistic work. These grants represent our steadfast belief in the creativity and resilience of this community and in the abiding importance ...