The History Truck W.I.C. Work/Shop in South Philadelphia

3 Nov 2018
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
10th Street and Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19147


A Lot More Historical, an oral history and memory mapping block party to share memories and consider ideas for History Truck's 2015 exhibition, presented in collaboration with Temple University's Center for Public History, the Free Breakfast Program collective, artists Theodore A. Harris and Tim Portlock, and the neighbors of North 13th Street and Cumberland Street in North Philadelphia. Photo by Jill Saull.

An extension of Erin Bernard’s traveling museum, The History Truck W.I.C. Work/Shop explores the lived experience of welfare through a mobile exhibition and series of public programs, informed by first-person accounts of the Women, Infants, and Children (W.I.C.) nutritional assistance program.

The History Truck visits South Philadelphia, where the public is invited to share their experiences with W.I.C., connect with the project team, and answer the questions: To what extent does W.I.C. serve women and babies, and what is missing from the mainstream narrative? How do we increase empathy for families struggling to put food on the table?