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The 7th Ward Harrisburg

  • Starting: Jan 27, 2020
  • Historic Harrisburg Association
  • 1230 North 3rd Street
    Harrisburg, PA 17102
  • Times: 6-7:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: (717) 233-4646

Before the State Capitol complex was expanded to include the current center city area, there was a neighborhood known as the 7th Ward. The Jackson Square and surrounding area community of thriving businesses, residences, schools, churches and entertainment venues set the pattern of African American life in central Pennsylvania. The expansion of the state complex dispersed the residents and community institutions throughout the broader Harrisburg area but the legacy still resonates today.


On January 27, the Historic Harrisburg Association will host an event to reveal the dynamics of the old 7th Ward Jackson Square community and share information about neighborhood fixtures of interest to old-timers, young residents and newcomers alike. Historians, Kristian Carter, graduate student at Shippensburg University and Calobe Jackson, retiree and longtime Harrisburg resident have prepared a multi-media presentation based on interviews with local community members and research of the city and state archives, Historic Harrisburg Association resources, Patriot News and other publication sources.


The FREE presentation runs from 6 – 7:30pm at The Historic Harrisburg Resource Center, 1230 North Third Street. This is a not to be missed occasion for people of all ages who are interested in events that shape the life of all Harrisburg people today.


The Historic Harrisburg Association located at 1230 North Third Street, is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization whose mission is “promoting historic preservation, urban revitalization and smart growth since 1973.” More information is available from the HHA office at 717-233-4646 or info@historicharrisburg.com or on the web at www.historicharrisburg.com.

The 7th Ward Harrisburg
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  • Before the State Capitol complex was expanded to include the current center city area, there was a neighborhood known as the 7th Ward. The Jackson Square and surrounding area community of thriving