Upcoming Events

Hakim’s Bookstore · PA Marker Dedication

Join us for the Pennsylvania historic marker dedication ceremony for Hakim’s Bookstore at 210 S. 52nd Street, Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11am. Read more about this UCHS initiative and donate to support this effort here.

Past Events

Through the pandemic, we have hosted a number of online and outdoor events, and continue to make best-judgement calls month by month on future events. This page will be regularly updated as we have upcoming events with registration details. You can also check here for event updates. Please enjoy some photos below from past events.

UCHS Fall 2022 Event: Powelton Village Historic District Talk & Tour

The Powelton Village Historic District, featuring 935 properties, was approved by the Philadelphia Historical Commission this fall. To celebrate this important milestone, UCHS hosted a Talk and Walking Tour to highlight the incredible sites, significant historical figures, and unique architecture of this special place. Kathy Dowdell of Farragut Street Architects highlighted findings from the nomination in a slide show and presentation. A guided walking tour followed highlighting significant periods of building and noteworthy figures who helped shape Powelton Village. 

As Spruce Hill resumes work on their own Historic District nomination, the Powelton Village Historic District offers a model for West Philadelphia communities concerned about the impact of development within their neighborhoods.  Proceeds from this event will help offset costs associated with the Spruce Hill Historic District nomination, currently underway in a collaboration between UCHS and the Spruce Hill Community Association. 

UCHS Fall 2021 Event: Black Bottom Panel Discussion
UCHS Spring 2021 Event: Powelton Village Garden Tour
A tour of the Belmont area in and around the Stephen Smith Home, May 16, 2021, Joe Becton, tour guide.
UCHS 2020 Valentine’s Tea held at Akwaaba Philadelphia in Powelton Village.
UCHS Tour of the Woodlands, 2019, Mark Neil Silber, Tour Guide.
UCHS 50th Anniversary Dinner at the Philadelphia Restaurant School, 2017.
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