Historian and author Tom Keels explores the history of FDR Park in this illustrated lecture. League Island Park transformed the swamps of South Philadelphia into a natural wonder designed by the Olmsted Brothers. In the 1920s, it was the site of the ill-fated Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, where Swedish Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf laid the cornerstone for the American Swedish Historical Museum. Today, a Master Plan is being launched to give FDR Park a new lease on life! Don’t miss this fascinating origin story held over Zoom, $5 for ASHM & FDR Park members and $10 for nonmembers.
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