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Neighbors: The Puerto Rican Philly Experience

  • Taller Puertorriqueño 2600 North 5th Street, 19133 (map)
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This summer the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Taller Puertorriqueño will launch an online exhibition/website drawing from a collaborative project exploring the development of Puerto Rican neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

During this afternoon program, we invite you to learn more about the work and preview the project so far. As you view the artwork and look at archival material, you can provide feedback and suggestions - and even have your remarks videotaped for inclusion in the project website.

Open to all, whether you identify as Puerto Rican or connect to the migration experience. Come help us make history!

Vecinos: La Experiencia Fili-Puertorriqueña

Este verano HSP (La Sociedad Histórica de Pensilvania) y el Taller Puertorriqueño lanzarán una exhibición virtual sobre el desarrollo distintivo de comunidades puertorriqueñas en Filadelfia, y ¡nos encantaría nos ayudaran! Durante el programa, hablaremos sobre la historia detrás de estos vecindarios y sobre las semejanzas y diferencias con otros vecindarios en Filadelfia. Al observar el arte y materiales históricos que tendremos a la vista, les pediremos su opinión sobre lo que debe incluirse, o no, en la exhibición—y, si lo desea, podemos grabar sus comentarios para incluirlos.

Aunque no se identifique como puertorriqueño, le esperamos. La idea es captar muchas voces y experiencias.

Ayúdenos a hacer historia — ¡Para registrarse visite tallerpr.org!

Background:
For the better part of a year, a group of educators, historians, and teaching artists have immersed themselves in Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican cultural history as participants in a new collaborative program called “Audience Embedded.” Drawing from the archival collections of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Taller Puertorriqueño's Eugenio María de Hostos Archives, and through expert-led community tours, the participants were tasked with using the common themes and questions that arise from their experiences to develop original public history programming in a format of their choosing—it’s history “for the people, by the people.”