News & Events

Upcoming Spring Events at the Heritage Center

Tuesday, March 9th at 7:30 PM  Barbara Cohen will give a Zoom presentation about Phoenixville’s Renaissance and introduce a new SRHC project for 2021.

Tuesday, April 13th at 7:30 PM Mary Ellen Heisey, an SRHC member who serves on the Environmental Advisory Council in Schuylkill Township, and leads Bird Walks in Valley Forge National Park will give a Zoom Presentation about Birds Along the Schuylkill River.

Tuesday, May 11th at 7:30 PM The Schuylkill River Heritage Center will host a special program that celebrates Phoenixville’s Multi-Cultural and Multi-Color Historic Legacy. We hope that this will be able to be an in-person event.

The SRHC has been open since September and continues to welcome visitors. No groups larger than 6 people at a time can enter, and everyone needs to be wearing a mask.

SRHC hours are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

We hope everyone is staying safe and HEALTHY !

Winter Newsletter 2021

Our winter newsletter for 2021 is available here for downloading.

Winter Newsletter 2021

Winter Newsletter Insert

This issue highlights recent education events. More than 40 fathers, sons and troop leaders in Troop 78 participated in a bike ride and tour of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center.

The two bridges pictured here were shared by the scouts. They are exactly the same and were both manufactured by the Phoenix Bridge Company in 1912. The first is a bridge that was sent to India and the second is a bridge in North Carolina that is still being used by the Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Follow the links above and download our newsletter to learn more about this story, highlights from our fall events, and dates for our upcoming spring events.

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

Hello again! We are now open!

To All Our Members and Friends and Visitors:

The Schuylkill River Heritage Center is now open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Respecting the PA guidelines, six visitors are allowed to enter at the same time. Masks and social distancing are required.
No reservations are needed and our docents are there to welcome everyone!

If you cannot visit in person, here is a virtual tour of the Heritage Center for everyone to enjoy.

Click on this link for the tour that tells the story of the Phoenix Iron and Steel Company.

Virtual Museum Tour – Part 1

Virtual Museum Tour – Part 2

We hope everyone is staying safe and HEALTHY!

Barbara Cohen
Pres. Schuylkill River Heritage Center

Thank you for your continued support of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center. 

The Story of Trails and Parks with Steve Elkinton

Steve Elkinton, is a landscape architect with a degree from the University of PA and 36 years of service with the National Park Service. He now serves of the Board of the National Trails Partnership. He will present the

Story of Parks and Trails Throughout the USA

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM

This will be a Zoom Webinar. Here is the link.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81114014369

 

The New Version of the Phoenixville Mural is Completed!

To all our Members and Friends:
Ben Volta, the CEO of Mural Provisions, has completed the new version of the Phoenixville Mural. It is a brighter image and a stronger material than what was there before, which was destroyed by fierce winds last spring. A heavy-duty poly tab material was used for this installation, and it has bonded with the wall so it will not be destroyed by the strong winds that often come to the corner of Bridge and Main Streets. Ben has also sealed the mural with a coat of varnish that will help protect it from fading from UV light.
We thank everyone for their patience while the installation work was happening.
Here is an image of the new version of the mural for everyone to enjoy!

Summer Newsletter 2020

Click here to view our Summer 2020 Newsletter.

 

We had a fantastic response with 270 people attending our July 16th Virtual Art & Architecture Tour! If you missed it, catch the program here on YouTube.

We hope you can take a short break to explore Phoenixville’s architectural and artistic treasures.  Video of the Chester County Town Tour, sponsored by the SRHC and the HSPA, is now posted on YouTube and the Chester County Planning Commission website. Below is a map you can print and follow as well as a listing of their upcoming Town Tours.

Art & Architecture Tour Map

Chester County Historic Town Tours 2020 – printable flyer