by Sam Loth, Fund Drive Committee Member

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., 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. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and contributes to the architectural integrity of the Chestnut Hill Historic District. Contact the Museum at 215-247-2387.

The Chestnut Hill Community Fund and Woodmere Art Museum share a mutual benefit and common bond. Both enrich lives in Northwest Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill and its neighboring communities. Each benefits from Woodmere’s activities year-round, drawing people to our neighborhood which, in turn, helps strengthen our businesses and institutions.

To help the Chestnut Hill Community Fund continue to support Woodmere and over 30+ deserving non-profits in Northwest Philadelphia make a donation today to CHCF at 8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118, go online and donate at or contact Noreen at 215-248-8810. The CHCF thanks you in advance for your support.