The mission of the African American Historical and Cultural Society of Bucks County is to research, document and educate others on the rich history of African Americans in Bucks County.
Its vision is to generate more interest in that history and become a valuable resource for exploring this diasporic legacy. Long-term goals include building organizational capacity, while forging lasting partnerships and collaborations.
The African American Museum of Bucks County honors the rich legacy of the African American experience, inspiring pride in African-American heritage, and sharing information and stories about the diverse journey of African-American people and their shared ancestry. Its programs and exhibits explore the history and heritage of the diverse cultures of Bucks County and beyond.
BCHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving over 330 years of Bristol's history and increasing cultural opportunities for all residents of the community. It promotes history through educational programming, tours, and programs like the Archive and Oral History project. It also sponsors the Writer's Voice Program and offers scholarships to local students.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia was originally founded in 1901 as the Federation of Jewish Charities, which united nine agencies into a single combined effort to help Philadelphia’s Jewish community. It is dedicated to serving vulnerable populations, inspiring community engagement, and supporting Jewish life and learning
Since 1975, the Odunde Festival occupies 15 blocks of South Philadelphia to celebrate African Americans and African American heritage on the second Sunday in June. It is the largest festival of its kind in the United States.
The Friends of the Delaware Canal is an independent, non-profit organization working to restore, preserve, and improve the Delaware Canal and its surroundings. Its primary goals are to ensure the Canal is fully-watered from Easton to Bristol and the towpath trail is usable over its entire length.
Northeast Times publishes regional print newspapers serving the northeast neighborhoods of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This website collects stories published in these regional issues and presents them in blog format.
From modest beginnings as an informal Stitch-n-Sew in 1989, the Newtown Quilters' Guild has evolved into a group of quilting enthusiasts that support the community with handmade quilts to those in need.
stablished in 1986, Undercover Quilters promotes fellowship and community service among quilting enthusiasts. New members are always welcome to attend meetings and contribute their skills to their main charity project: children's quilts.
Since 1973, the Bucks County Choral Society has worked toward its mission to bring outstanding choral music to the citizens of Bucks County. "Voice of the Future" and "Singing for Seniors" bring the choir closer to the local community.
Founded in 1983 as the Choral Arts Society of the Upper Perkiomen Valley, the Valley Choral Society is a volunteer choir that hosts several performances a year, as well as community outreach events. Its repertoire includes anything from classical, Broadway, contemporary, and popular music.
The Crescent Boat Club was founded in 1867. Its membership is open to anyone interested in rowing. It sponsors the crew teams of Roman Catholic High School and Jefferson University. It also offers community rowing programs and camps for youth to teach the art of sculling.
The Fairmount Rowing Association was founded in 1877. It members have participated in international and national events and today the club boasts a strong Masters program, an excellent Juniors program, and a few Elites. It holds several popular annual social events.
The Malta Boat Club was founded in 1860 and has included elite rowers in national and international competition throughout its history. It sponsors the Dr. George Morton Illman Award for contributions to the sport of rowing.
The Penn AC Rowing Association was formed when the Penn AC men's social club decided to sponsor a boat club. They chose the West Philadelphia BC rowing club, who changed its name to Penn AC Rowing Association. It boasts a long history of Olympic, international, and men's rowing champions throughout the 20th centuray, with women rowings joining these elits in the late 20th century.
The principal purposes of the Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club are to promote, stimulate, and support among women an interest in amateur rowing and other forms of athletics which are supplementary to this sport. Coaches, captains, and members mentor each other to develop technical skills, camaraderie, and self-sufficiency.
Undine Barge Club is committed to expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our rowing club and our sport. We stand against racism, hate, bigotry, and intolerance, and we pledge to act accordingly. We strive to make Undine a safe, welcoming, and accessible space for those who enjoy the sport of rowing, particularly those historically under-represented in their access to rowing.
The Upper Merion Boat Club was founded in 1986 and rows on the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County, about 15 miles upstream from Philadelphia's Boathouse Row. It sponsors the annual King's Head Regatta and welcomes rowers of all skill levels.
The Vesper Boat Club began in 1895 as the Washington Barge Club. Its mission is to deelop highly skilled and competitive rowers at all levels. Olympic gold medalist (1920)John B. Kelly Sr. rowed with the club. In 1970 the club organized its first women's rowing team whose members have also won national championships.
The Whitemarsh Boat Club is a welcoming, community rowing organization dedicated to the advancement of the sport of rowing, located near Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The club offers year-round programs for youth and adults of all skill levels.
The non-profit Delaware Valley Paleontological Society members include everyone from amateurs to professionals interested in paleontology and fossils in the Delaware Valley region of Pennsylvania. They sponsor field trips throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and publish a journal, The Mosasaur.