Night of Lights – October 9-25, 2020

History comes to light in Chestnut Hill with archival images projected through storefront windows, illuminating multiple layers of neighborhood history and spotlighting community stories.

October 9-25, 7pm-10pm
Chestnut Hill Conservancy
Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill
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This year’s Night of Lights will take the form of an extended public art installation activating Germantown Avenue and transforming Chestnut Hill’s familiar main street into an interactive exhibition of local history and architecture.

From October 9th-25th, historical images from the Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s Archives will be projected through storefront windows along Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike, while neighboring historic buildings will be illuminated with colored lights. An expanded virtual experience — accessible on site and at home — will allow for socially distanced explorations of community history, while offering a platform for the attendees to share their own stories.

In addition to showcasing the Conservancy’s collection, this year’s Night of Lights will feature dedicated slideshows from the Springfield Township Historical Society and the Germantown Historical Society.

A one of a kind approach to neighborhood history and community storytelling, Night of Lights aims to foster public appreciation and protection of the history and treasures that define the character of the community.