Night of Lights

October 6, 2017
Night of Lights
On Friday, October 6th, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy debuted Night of Lights, a street-long spectacular illuminating history along the Germantown Avenue commercial corridor. During this one evening, historical images and films from the Conservancy’s Archives were projected through storefront windows and onto exterior walls, while neighboring buildings were illuminated with theatrical lights, casting colors, patterns, and shadows to highlight their unique architectural features. The festivities were enhanced with live music and interactive elements inviting visitors to share their own historical images, learn about area histories, and make their own light art. Businesses along one of the city’s most vibrant commercial corridors were open late, with many contributing proceeds from the event to help support the Archives!

Map and Slideshows



Interested in an image from the Night of Lights? Visit our online photo collection to see thousands of photographs documenting Chestnut Hill’s architectural and social history. Have questions? Ask the Archivists!

Do you have historic photographs or home videos of Chestnut Hill? We would love to hear from you!

The Chestnut Hill Conservancy maintains a rapidly growing, professionally managed collection of more than 20,000 items documenting the community’s architectural and social history from the 1680s to the present. More information about the collection.

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Chestnut Hill Conservancy 50th Anniversary Sponsors