A Gem in Germantown
Individual Film Price:
Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $5.95
Precious Places Compilation Price:
This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.4 compilation DVD.
Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00
Scribe Video Center Program:
The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.
Humanities Scholar: Jennifer Beaumont
Production Facilitator: Francesco Muto
In 1986, a newly-formed senior center moved into the former Carnegie Public Library in Germantown. Ever since, Center in the Park has been growing and expanding, and the collective knowledge of its seasoned members has become a living library of its own. Scripted, filmed, and directed by seniors in the Center's photo/video club, “A Gem in Germantown” is built upon the memories of residents who have used the Carnegie building throughout their entire lives. The video describes Center in the Park’s efforts to provide a center for elder education, as it continues a legacy left by the library.