Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia


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What would you like to know about Philadelphia and its history? Nominate a topic and tell us why you'd like to see it in The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. To submit your ideas to the editors, simply scroll to the bottom of this page.

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  1. As Executive Director of Jazz Bridge, I’d love to see Philly Jazz History on this site. Our history and jazz traditions are recognized world-wide and should be represented here.

    Suzanne Cloud Posted April 30, 2016 at 9:25 am
  2. An interesting topic would me Mrs Mary Ryerss of Burholme. She was a domestic employed by Robert Waln Ryerss for many years. They were married just eight months before his death and caused a scandal in polite Philadelphia high society. While traveling and collecting items for a museum she died in Peking China.

    Mary gifted the people of Philadelphia Burholme Park and the Ryerss Museum.

    The Ryerss family were philanthropists and early animal rights activists. There is a pet cemetery in the park.

    Please let me know if you are interested.

    Joseph Anglim Posted July 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm
  3. The history and legacy of Stephen Girard and his “Girard College” is an inspiring one for people of all ages and backgrounds. Girard’s seafaring adventures brought him to Philadelphia whee he decided to live out the rest of his life. Girard’s generous contributions to Philadelphia and his founding of a great school, Girard College, is surely a part of Philadelphia’s history. The full story of Stephen Girard is an interesting one and should not be overlooked in the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia.
    The website – http://www.stephengirardsgirardcollege.com – deals only with the history and operations of Girard College as Stephen Girard mandated it to be. This website is not the full story of the generous contributions that Stephen Girard gave to the world.

    Joseph G. Zanghi 54' Posted July 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

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