PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Philadelphia museum that tells the stories of the city’s neighborhoods is taking steps, literally, to create a new exhibit.
Some call them steps, others, a stoop, and for generations, many Philadelphians used the architectural element to gather and tell stories.
But what about the stories of the stoop?
“We have a set of steps that was in Fairmount in the 1900 Block of Brown Street. We have a set of steps was in front of part of a woman’s medical college. So the idea is, rather than just who are these, the steps themselves have a story and we are hoping that we can start a conversation and continue a dialogue which is what Philadelphia is all about,” said Charles Croce, Executive Director and CEO of the Philadelphia History Museum.
The rescued steps were recently a part of a temporary exhibit with the Mural Arts of Philadelphia’s Monument Lab.
Monument Lab artist Kaitlin Pomerantz donated the steps to the museum and will assist in the installation.
They now find a new home in the Garden at the Philadelphia History Museum near 7th and Market Streets. The exhibit opens in the Spring.