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Photo of Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial’s Sanctuary, Philadelphia.
Apr 30, 2008 - Mount Vernon, the House of Seven Gables, Hearst Castle: We have read about these historic houses, and maybe even visited them. Most likely, we have also been to one of the other historic houses in America. Some thrive, but many are barely solvent. These two articles describe how some redefined their role in the community—and thus stayed true to their mission and purpose.
Sep 01, 2006 - The new Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage helps the Trusts’ Artistic Initiatives better pool their individual strengths and serve the local arts scene.
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