Share Your Story

Have a story to tell? We want to hear it. Our “Share Your Story” page allows visitors to upload text, images, and audio that illustrate their experiences in Mantua and Philadelphia’s wider network of urban housing. Visitors may choose to share stories and rituals of commemoration, reflect on the legacies of demolition and urban redevelopment, or simply  provide personal reflections on the spaces we call “home.” We want to hear from you, whether you currently or once lived in Mantua or Philadelphia, and have something to share that is meaningful to your experience and speaks to your connection to a modest house.

Also be sure to visit this page frequently to access oral histories conducted in Mantua and the surrounding area, blog posts on the neighborhood’s history, and updates on events, programming, and development news throughout the Spring. Funeral for a Home invites your participation and is excited to share these stories with all who visit…

Peace Be To This House (Luke 10:5)

August 25, 2014

Last in our series of videos, the day itself, Funeral for a Home, Saturday, May 31, 2014. …

Funeral Selections The Table

Explore Mantua with Mantua

August 25, 2014

On May 10, 2014, Rev. Dr. Andrew Jenkins graciously led us on a walking tour of his adopted neighborhood. Revisit our exploration of “Mantua with Mantua”…

Andy Walking Tour Resize for Blog

Collaborative Art, Public History, and Neighborhoods in Transition

August 25, 2014

Revisit our evening with Rick Lowe (Project Row Houses, Austin, TX); Kyong Park (Fugitive House, Detroit, MI); and the women of Transformazium (Braddock, PA)…

Kyong Park Fugitive House

An Evening at Alfonso Cannon Funeral Chapels

August 25, 2014

Revisit our open house back in November 2013 with Hope Cannon, Director of Alfonso Cannon Funeral Chapels, Inc.. Ms. Cannon’s family has operated at 2315-19 N. Broad Street since 1980. …

death notice

Revisiting the Waste Stream

June 25, 2014

This week Funeral for a Home will be sharing videos of events and programs hosted throughout the past year. Up first, our March 29 tour of Revolution Recovery and Waste Management in Northeast Philadelphia…

Waste Stream for Blog