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Preservation Alliance Breakfast: Urban Archaeology and Historic Preservation

What happens when city construction workers unearth human remains? Is a chamber pot an artifact? Who decides what ends up behind glass in a museum and what gets tossed into the wastebasket of history? And how?

These questions and more will be up for discussion when the Preservation Alliance convenes its first-ever Urban Archaeology & Historic Preservation panel at St. Stephen’s. Join us for breakfast and learn from this expert panel about past successes, missteps, and where urban archaeology might go from here. Enjoy a tour of St. Stephen's reinterpretation of the Furness Burial Cloister.

The Preservation Alliance will host; Inquirer reporter and author Stephan Salisbury will moderate. Joining Mr. Salisbury will be:

  • Doug Mooney and Jed Levin, Philadelphia Architectural Forum

  • Casey Hanson, Archaeologist, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

  • Dr. Rebecca Yamin, Ph.D., Digging in the City of Brotherly Love


8-8:30 a.m. — Registration, networking and breakfast

8:30-10 a.m. — Program

Tickets | $35 for Preservation Alliance members; $60 for general public

About the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia was established in 1996 to be the principal historic preservation advocacy organization for the Philadelphia region. We strive to build stimulating programs and opportunities that excite and instill the values of historic preservation throughout our community by connecting what we do to what is meaningful to individuals and communities.

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