"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
The following lessons have been made possible through a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. We hope they can be an introduction to how the residents of Elfreth's Alley evolved over three centuries on "our nation's oldest residential street."
Explore of the lives of artists & artisans on the alley, and the impact of the African American community in early Philadelphia.
A look at a new generation of residents as immigrant families begin to get a foothold in the new America.