Monthly Archives: March 2014

Manufacturing Fire opens April 4th!

“Cities are and have always been fire places.”
-Steven Pyne, Fire: A Brief History


April 4th – April 26th 
Philadelphia Public History Truck presents…
Manufacturing Fire
Does East Kensington manufacture fire?  What is fire anyway?
Little Berlin  | 2430 Coral St.  | Opening Friday, April 4th 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
Gallery Hours Saturdays 12-5 p.m. or by appointment  |  | @historytruck

The Philadelphia Public History Truck is pleased to debut its first stationary community exhibition entitled Manufacturing Fire about the neighborhood of East Kensington. Manufacturing Fire examines fire and activism in this place while challenging us all to consider the critical danger in creating racial boundaries. Taste soup and listen to oral histories. Explore community-submitted objects as well as work by the truck team, Maria Möller, Lewis Colburn, Peter Woodall, a collaboration between John Abner and Erin Bernard, and more.

Curated by Erin Bernard
with Jordan Klein, Exhibition Design Consultant and Grace Diagostino, Research Associate.

Thanks to Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives (Paley Library, Temple University), Historical Society of Pennsylvania, East Kensington Neighbors Association (EKNA), St Francis Inn Ministries, and Kensington Community Food Co-op.

Opening Friday April 4th 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Gallery hours Saturdays through April 26th 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contact

*History Truck begins the traveling version of this exhibition in May.*