The New Philadelphia Association is thrilled to announce that the organization’s efforts to establish a thriving pollinator plot have garnered praise in the Quincy Herald-Whig’s special publication, “Farm & Field, Fall 2023.” The article, penned by Deborah Gertz-Husar, can be found on page 3 of the publication, and it highlights the accomplishments of Lucy’s Garden […]
In a decision made during the September 25 meeting, the Pike County Board passed a resolution, officially relinquishing all rights to the streets and alleys of the New Philadelphia Town Site. By relinquishing control over the streets and alleys, the County is helping to transition the Town Site to the National Park System. This resolution marks a […]
August 10. 2023 Barry, IL: The New Philadelphia Association (NPA) hosted a visit by Senator Dick Durbin at the New Philadelphia National Historic Site near Barry, Illinois on August 7, 2023. New Philadelphia was the first town in the United States founded and legally registered by an African American, Free Frank McWorter. Senator Durbin, along […]
The New Philadelphia Association (NPA) is pleased to announce that progress has been made in the planning process to transition the historic site to a national park. Board members of the NPA are set to hold another crucial meeting this week with representatives from the National Park Service (NPS) to further advance the efforts of […]
The New Philadelphia Association is delighted to announce newest sign pays tribute to a family whose roots in the community stretch back to the 1840s. Descendants gathered on Saturday afternoon to join the New Philadelphia Association in dedicating the sign, which shines a spotlight on the heritage of Spaulding and Ann Hadsell Burdick, Abel and […]
The annual Marvin J and Thomas Leo Likes Lecture Series will take place each Tuesday evening in June at 7 pm DST beginning June 6. With several years of online success, we gather online again this year, via Zoom. The Likes Lecture Series began in 2004 as part of the archaeology NSF-REU field school conducted […]
NPA Board Member, Charlotte King is an Alum of the University of Maryland. The article discusses Kings’s involvement with the townsite and her contributions that lead to the site becoming part of the National Park System. Click here to read the article.
On February 28th, The New Philadelphia Association and the National Park Service held a press event and signing celebration to begin the process of conveying cost-free, property owned by the New Philadelphia Association to the National Park Service.
Looking for Lincoln has announced the creation of a documentary short about New Philadelphia entitled; New Philadelphia Illinois: A Racially Diverse Community on the Illinois Frontier. Click here to read more.