Learn about 300 Years of Philadelphia History at Free Lecture Oct. 19 at Stockton’s Manahawkin Site
For Immediate Release
Galloway, N.J. - The public is invited to 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 Wednesday, Oct. 19 at noon at the university’s Manahawkin Instructional Site.
This lecture is a comprehensive history of Philadelphia which examines:
-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.
Refreshments will be provided at this event, to be held at 712 E. Bay Ave. in Manahawkin. Please call 609-626-3883 to RSVP.
For more information about classes and other activities at the site, visit stockton.edu/manahawkin.