by Sam Loth, Fund Drive Committee Member

By providing the Woodmere Art Museum with a modest cash grant, the Chestnut Hill Community Fund shares the common goal of enriching lives in Northwest Philadelphia through cultural experiences.

The Woodmere Art Museum tells the story of Philadelphia’s art and artists through a broad range of exhibitions, music events, classes, lectures and programs.  Housed in a 19th-century stone Victorian mansion on six acres at 9201 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill, the museum first opened its doors to the public in 1940. The building, grounds and the nucleus of the Permanent Collection are generous gifts of Charles Knox Smith, a native Philadelphian. Contact the Museum at 215-247-2387.

Woodmere’s partnership with the Community Fund supports your enlightened self-interest. Chestnut Hill and its neighboring communities benefit from Woodmere year-round, which draws people to our neighborhood and helps strengthen our businesses and institutions. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contributes to the architectural integrity of the Chestnut Hill Historic District.

The CHCF wants to continue funding this very important institution in Chestnut Hill.  You can make a contribution in person or by mail to CHCF at 8434 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia 19118 or online to or contact Noreen Spota at 215-248-8810.  Thank you.