News & Events

COVID-19 Cancellations and Closure

To All Our Members, Friends and Visitors:

Because of our care and concern for everyone, the Schuylkill River Heritage Center will be closed through the month of May.

The Story of Trails and Parks Throughout the USA, featuring Steve Elkinton, who worked at the National Park Service for 36 years, was planned for Tuesday, April 14th. It has been postponed. This event is now scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 PM, at the Schuylkill River Heritage Center. We hope to reopen in May, depending on the spread and scope of the Covid-19 virus in the greater Phoenixville region and PA closure mandates.

While you cannot visit the museum at this time, please visit our website to learn more about Phoenixville’s and the Schuylkill River’s industrial legacies. You can click on PHOENIX BRIDGES and STRUCTURES and its interactive maps to see images of bridges and structures all across the USA produced by the Phoenix Iron and Steel Company.

Although the Heritage Center is closed at this time, there are many monthly expenses for which our non-profit organization is still responsible. Also, while we are closed, we hope that work can proceed to make critical and necessary changes to our interactive exhibits, but we need your help to meet all of these expenses. A contribution of any amount would be very much appreciated. Please send your donation to the Schuylkill River Heritage Center, P.O. Box 427, Phoenixville, PA 19460.

Thank you for understanding our circumstances and supporting the Schuylkill River Heritage Center.

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this difficult and troubling time.

Upcoming Events

Here is a list of our currently scheduled upcoming events for late Spring, Summer and Fall 2020.

Thursday, May 14th at 7:30 PM  Daniel Campbell will be giving a presentation about historic mills in our region. This may be postponed and rescheduled for October. Cancelled – Will be rescheduled.

Thursday, July 16th 5:30 to 7:30 PM This Chester County Town Tour, sponsored by the SRHC and the HSPA, is a walking tour featuring ART & ARCHITECTURE in Phoenixville.

Thursday, September 10th at 7:30 PM David Blackburn, the Site Director at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, will present the story of the historic transatlantic connections for iron-making between Britain and the USA.

October – to be determined. Possible postponed May event.

Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 PM – Postponed Parks & Trails event

Buy a brick and support Renaissance Park!

Honor a friend or family member by purchasing an engraved brick with their name. Bricks will be featured in the Gathering Place at Renaissance Park for all to see. Contributions will help support the Schuylkill River Heritage Center’s preservation of the park and mural.

Please see attached flyer for contribution details.

Gathering Place Buy-a-Brick Form