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The SS United States: An Iconic Ship, Its Ongoing Influence, Its Future

Susan Gibbs, co-founder and executive director of the SS United States Conservancy and granddaughter of the ship’s renowned designer William Francis Gibbs, and Chad Floyd, FAIA, founding partner of Centerbrook Architects, will be speaking at Essex Meadows in Connecticut on Saturday April 8th, 2017.
Gibbs will share personal insights about the man behind the SS United States and the Herculean effort to preserve it. Chad will explore the ship’s design, showing how Gibbs’ vision helped spur a new mid-century aesthetic that married performance and glamour and continues to influence design today.
A reception with refreshments will accompany and give attendees the opportunity to converse with Gibbs and Floyd.


Full Speed Ahead 5k & One Mile Fun Run

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On April 22nd, we’re hosting a Full Speed Ahead 5k and a One Mile Fun Run in scenic Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, approximately twenty miles north of Center City, Philadelphia.

To register for the race online via Pretzel City Sports (who will be timing the race), click here. If you would prefer to use a paper registration form, you can download one here. All runners who register by April 10th will receive a short sleeve t-shirt. Remaining shirts will be available the day of the race on a first come, first serve basis.

Day- of registration and pickup opens at 8:00 am. The 5k will begin at 9:30 am, and the One Mile Fun Run  at 10:15 am. There will be a clock at finish displaying instant results, and refreshments for all runners. The races will take place rain or shine!

After the race, all runners are invited to join us at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company one mile from Neshaminy State Park. Runners age 21 and over will receive a paper band they can display to receive $2 off JAWN and Croydon Cream Ales.

If you would like to volunteer to assist Conservancy staff on the day of the race, please click here. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please contact Jennifer Rogers by emailing