Freedomsbackyard.com is a central resource for information on the 14 historic sites that make up the consortium known as Historic Germantown. Visit this website for links to all member sites and news about upcoming programs and events in Germantown.
Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers (WRV) is dedicated to the restoration of the natural areas of the Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia.
City Tavern is the Birthplace of American Cuisine. Step back in time to experience an authentic 18th century style-meal in the tavern once frequented by Franklin, Jefferson and even David Rittenhouse. City Tavern’s Chef and Proprietor, Walter Staib, frequently cooks in RittenhouseTown’s original 18th century bake house. Click here to buy Chef Staib’s new book, Recipes from the Birthplace of American Cuisine.
A Taste of History cooking series features Chef Walter Staib cooking in RittenhouseTown bake house. The show premiered in October 2009 and new episodes air through 2010. Check your local PBS listings.
Chestnut Hill Historical Society leads the effort to protect the profound architectural heritage of Philadelphia’s Chestnut Hill neighborhood.
Friends of the Wissahickon is a group dedicated to the Wissahickon Valley section of Fairmount Park. The Friends provide leadership, education and coordinate many activities in this area.
Fairmount Park Houses are a group of historic homes located throughout Fairmount Park, interesting for their architecture and their collections. Tours of some of these houses are currently run by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Philly.com is a website dedicated to Philadelphia as well as its major newspapers. The site offers information about Philadelphia including local news, weather, events and travel information.
Schuylkill River Heritage Corridor is a group dedicated to the Schuylkill River Valley. Many events throughout the valley are listed on this site.
Deb Peterson is one of RittenhouseTown’s valued historic interpreters. She helps with the cooking segments of our education program and offers other interpretive colonial programs.
Historic RittenhouseTown continues the tradition of hand papermaking at the site of America’s first paper mill. There are many other organizations dedicated to hand papermaking.
Video – Paper from Rags: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XoTGFC-0NA
Historic RittenhouseTown Video:
John Mercanti, 2017 David Rittenhouse Award recipient: https://youtu.be/7epsSPMnkZ8