The staff has had several recent opportunities to learn together out in our community. A beautiful fall afternoon was spent with Friends of the Wissahickon volunteer Gerry Schweiger on a guided hike through Wissahickon woods. Gerry, who is also a PLS alumni parent, shared his vast knowledge of this region’s history, trail reconstruction and cultural importance. We all left with new knowledge and a renewed understanding of the importance of this natural landscape in our neighborhood. For anyone interested in taking one of FOW’s guided hikes, check out the listings on their website.
The morning of our October Staff Day was spent previewing the photographs of John W. Mosley, which are on display at Woodmere Art Museum through January 16, 2017. Mosley was a local Philadelphia photographer whose over 300,000 images document the African American community of Philadelphia during the 1930s-1960’s. Mosley’s exhibit is the inspiration for this year’s Kids Care exhibit which will be on display at Woodmere Nov. 5 - Dec.18. We look forward to being part of this year’s show!