News & Events

The Schuylkill Navigation Canals in Chester County

Please join us for an in-person presentation and book signing event presented by SANDY SORLIEN, a well-known Philadelphia photographer and author who works with the Fairmount Water Works creating outdoor tours along the Schuylkill River.

Tuesday, April 11th at 7:30 PM
The Foundry, located at 2 Main St. in Phoenixville

Admission is free for SRHC & French & Pickering members – $5.00 for non-members.
No registration is required and masks are optional.

Download a printable flyer for this event.

Sandy’s new book Inland: The Abandoned Canals of the Schuylkill Navigation will be available for purchase at this event, thanks to our local independent bookstore Reads & Company.

William Penn’s Legacy

Barbara Cohen will share the story of


She will tell how his Charter of Religious Toleration planted the seed of our nation through the prism of architecture in Philadelphia and Chester County.

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 – 7:30 PM

This will be an in-person event at the Schuylkill River Heritage Center
located in the Foundry at 2 Main St, in Phoenixville.

Admission is free for SRHC members – $5.00 for Non-Members

Masks are optional.

Download a printable flyer for this event.

Winter Newsletter

Our Winter Newsletter is now available for downloading. See highlights from the 13th Heritage Award Celebration and other programs at the Schuylkill River Heritage Center.

Newsletter Winter 2023

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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

Jolie Chylack in her Studio

Experiencing Art & Nature to Conserve the Schuylkill River Watershed

Join artist, conservation biologist and SRHC Board Member Jolie Chylack for a night of eco exploration! During this interactive presentation, we’ll go on an “indoor autumnal armchair hike” and enjoy learning to conserve our natural spaces creatively with art and nature.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – 7:30 PM

at The Schuylkill River Heritage Center

This event is free of charge.

All are welcome!

Heritage Award Celebration Honoring David and Susan Meadows

Celebrate our 13th Heritage Award Celebration

October 13, 2022 5:30 – 8:00 PM

We are honoring David & Susan Meadows to recognize their dedicated leadership service and longtime commitment to preserve Phoenixville’s historic legacy and

their initiating many community betterment activities.

This special event will take place at

The Foundry

2 N. Main Street in Phoenixville

$80 per person

Make checks payable to the Schuylkill River Heritage Center. Send to P.O. Box 427 Phoenixville, PA 19460.

or use our PayPal to send payment.

Please RSVP by October 6, 2022. 

Download a printable copy of the 2022 Invitation and RSVP Card here.

Summer Newsletter 2022

Our Summer Newsletter is now available for downloading. Learn about the historic Phoenix Wheel project and this year’s Heritage Award Celebration Honorees David and Susan Meadows.

Newsletter Summer 2022_

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