The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area will open a new exhibit on the "First Friday" of March (4th). Entitled "Behind the Wooden Door: Secret Societies in the Land of the Phoenix". The exhibit will include photos, documents, and artifacts related to organizations such as the Odd Fellows (IOOF), the Masons, and the Knights of the Golden Eagle which were active in the Phoenixville community over the years. The exhibit will run through May. The Historical Society is located at the corner of Main & Church Streets with entrance on the Church Street side. The office and museum are open Wednesdays and Fridays from 9AM to 3PM, and the first Sunday of every month between 1 and 4PM.
On Thursday, November 29th, the Borough is holding a 'brainstorming session' in which plans for Melchiorre Park will be discussed with its park planning consultants. The event will be held at the High School and will begin 7pm. For those of you who do not know about Melchiorre Park (of which I am included, even though I apparently live across the street from it), it is a 23 acre park located south of High Street on the land between it and French Creek. It appears, based on the drawing on the Borough home page , to be the land that is next to Westridge Village and across the street from the new Northridge Village community. As part of the meeting, the consultants will 'provide a brief background of the project and present a pre-final master plan for the park'. Source: Phoenixville Borough Website