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Pennsylvania Humanities Council is offering PHC CARES, an emergency relief fund for humanities organizations facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis. As part of the national Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which became law on March 27, 2020, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) received funding to distribute to humanities-based nonprofits that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus. 
June 2, 2020
Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) continued its World Heritage Week festivities on May 28 by spotlighting Philadelphia’s gender equality initiatives through a performance by local jazz legend Sherry Wilson Butler. 
May 29, 2020
In honor of World Heritage Week, Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) celebrated Philadelphia’s heritage preservation initiatives on May 27 by giving away free copies of the Philadelphia Heritage Map. Philadelphians were invited to post a picture of their favorite National Historic Landmark (NHL) on social media with the hashtag #NHLinPHL. The first 100 users who posted to the tag were eligible to receive a free copy of the Philadelphia Heritage Map.
May 29, 2020
Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) kicked off World Heritage Week on May 26 by celebrating the Spread Our Seal campaign, which fosters awareness and ownership for Philadelphia’s status as a World Heritage City. 
May 29, 2020
World Heritage Week will celebrate Philadelphia’s fifth anniversary as a World Heritage City
May 22, 2020
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has generated a downpour of international challenges, one silver lining is that it has spurred a variety of environmental improvements across the globe. In particular, many World Heritage Cities and sites have benefited from lower air pollution levels and cleaner waterways. 
May 20, 2020
The world celebrated the 50th annual Earth Day on April 22, 2020! In honor of this milestone, the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia (UNA-GP) hosted a discussion panel called “No Warming, No Waste, No Wars,” which also celebrated Philadelphia’s legacy in championing environmental protection. 
May 15, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill, which has impacted the daily operations of historical cities across the world. In particular, many of Philadelphia’s fellow World Heritage Cities have implemented a variety of innovative measures to combat the spread of the pandemic. Bamberg, Germany: virtual heritage resources
May 15, 2020
The Print Center celebrated the winners last week of its 94th ANNUAL International Competition, one of the longest-running photography and printmaking contests in the nation. Selected from a pool of over 500 international artists, three winners were awarded solo exhibitions at The Print Center that ran from January 17 to March 13.
May 8, 2020
Seeing Philadelphia as a “well-heritaged city” is most noticeable in recognizing the rich community, cultural, and global kinship of the African American presence here, both past and present.  We all know our city’s unique place in our nation’s founding and history, and use it as a gateway to discover an even broader understanding of our lives as Philadelphians and Americans. The Annunciation  Henry Ossawa Tanner, American (1859-1937)  
May 8, 2020