T. Morris Chester Welcome Center Programs

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T. Morris Chester Welcome Center logoDecember 2022
Live and Learn: Animating Democracy

Thursday, December 15, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In-person and on Zoom

McCormick Riverfront Library

T. Morris Chester Welcome Center
(sponsored by PA Media Group) 

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4 speakersFeaturing

Thought Leader
Phillip Mallory Jones
Creative Director of Alchemy Media Publishing Company
Philip Mallory Jones’ virtual reality work-in-progress, Time Machine: Bronzeville Between the World Wars, captures the ambience, historical detail, lore and legends of Chicago’s South Side during the Great Migration, the Great Depression, Jim Crow segregation and the Chicago Renaissance. His presentation will illuminate the trajectory of work, spanning 12+ years and multiple modes and media, and the evolution and transformation of ideas and vision which lead to Time Machine: Bronzeville Between the World Wars.

John Bivins
South Central Pennsylvania Photographer
Mr. Bivins will share visions and reflections on his successful career as a photodocumentary artist.

Change Agents
Alison Riener and Kelly Summerford
William C. Goodridge Freedom Center and Underground Railroad Museum
Ms. Riener and Mr. Summerford will provide an overview of the Photo Gallery & Daguerreotype Studio Exhibit that includes more than 100 original Daguerreotype, Ambrotype and Tintype photos.

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T. Morris Chester Welcome Center logoNovember Animating Democracy

Thought Leader
Bill Cleveland
Center for the Study of Art & Community

Dr. Sharonn L. Williams
KINdred Spirits Genealogy Workshop Group

Change Agent
Rachael Keri Williams
Descendant-Founder & Executive Director of SOAL: Saving Our Ancestors Legacy

If you missed this inspiring session we are happy to announce that the session was recorded.

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Victorian DancingPennsylvania Past Players

Holiday Victorian Salon and Open  House

Friday, December 16

5:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.
McCormick Riverfront Library
T. Morris Chester Welcome Center

(sponsored by PA Media Group)

The Library, IIPT, Commonwealth Monument Project and the Pennsylvania Past Players cordially invite you to  a Holiday  Victorian Salon and Open House.
Featuring Victorian Dancing, poetry, elocution, songs and  story circles 
Free and open to the public. 

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Open Audutions

Living History Open Studio Sessions

December 13 and December 27

5:00 p.m. -  7:00 p.m.
McCormick Riverfront Library



Experience the Pennsylvania Past Players as they hone their craft and impart their knowledge of sharing their experiences and perspectives on modern life from the point of view of historic figures from the past with new Players and the public. 

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