• Wednesday Sep. 25, 2019 5:30 PM

    Philadelphia Athenaeum
    219 South 6th Street 
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Open to the public

Lecture: Louis Magaziner and Julian Abele

The Story of an Unusual Friendship

Louis Magaziner and Julian F. Abele, the first Jew and the first African American to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Architecture, forged a bond as students that endured for the rest of their lives. In this presentation, Magaziner's great-grandniece explores this unusual friendship between two prominent Philadelphia architects.

Free for members of the Athenaeum, members of the National Museum of American Jewish History, and PennCard holders. General Public: $12.

RSVP by emailing events@philaathenaeum.org, calling 215-925-2688, or registering via Eventbrite.


Amy Cohen

History Making Productions

Amy Cohen spent 20 years as a social studies teacher, most recently at Masterman. She is currently the Director of Education at History Making Productions where she develops educational materials to accompany documentaries about the Philadelphia region. Amy was born and raised in Center City long before the era of sidewalk cafes and pop up beer gardens. She now lives in West Mount Airy with her husband—also a lifelong Philadelphian—and their two daughters.


This program is presented in partnership with the Philadelphia Athenaeum and the National Museum of American Jewish History. 

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Klatt Family and the Harry Stern Family Foundation.