Learn about 300 Years of Philadelphia History at Stockton at Manahawkin on June 27

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                         (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - Stockton University at Manahawkin will host a free lecture by John Boyle, assistant professor of Business Studies at Stockton University, titled “The Philadelphia Experiment” – a 300-Year History of the City of Philadelphia,” on Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.

This lecture gives a comprehensive history of Philadelphia by examining:

-The city's rich political, artistic, physical, social and cultural development from its founding in 1681 by William Penn to the current political and social climate of the new millennium;

-The social diversity of the city epitomized by its unique neighborhoods;

-The city’s most famous citizens such as Penn, Ben Franklin, and former mayors Frank Rizzo and Ed Rendell, who help shaped the city’s political landscape;

-Artists, musicians and pioneers who influenced the cultural life of Philadelphia and the world;

-The city’s distinctive architecture;

-Museums, sports and restaurants;

-Inimitable icons of Philadelphia such as the Mummers, soft pretzels, TastyKakes, Frank’s Beverages, Rita’s Water Ice, Scrapple, and the food synonymous with Philadelphia life - the cheesesteak.

The event, to be held at 712 E. Bay Ave. in Manahawkin, is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call 609-626-3883 to RSVP.

For more information about classes and other activities at Stockton at Manahawkin, visit stockton.edu/manahawkin