Today, history was made when the House of Representatives passed Resolution 974 by State Representative Martina White and her fellow Representatives – designating August 20, 2018, as King’s Highway Day in Pennsylvania.
The founders of The King’s Highway Trust Foundation nonprofit were honored with this resolution for their tireless volunteer work to spread awareness to the history of historic sites in Philadelphia. By using the award winning documentary The King’s Highway the team behind the nonprofit fights to identify and save historic buildings who are in jeopardy of demolition. The basis for the resolution is the fact that the King’s Highway is the oldest continuously used road in America.
“This is a momentous occasion for every citizen of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia who celebrate, and preserve Northeast Philadelphia history.” said Jason Sherman, President of the King’s Highway Trust Foundation. “It is truly an honor to have a day named after our nonprofit to validate all the hard work we have done and continue to do. It is a testament to the fact that the government cares about those of us who help preserve this wonderful nation’s history.”
The resolution will be celebrated on Sunday August 19, 2018 from 1pm-2pm at a special ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication at the 1697 King’s Highway bridge with state representatives in honor of the legislative resolution that was passed to name August 20th “King’s Highway Day”!
Location: The Pennypack Bridge, Frankford & Solly Ave, Phila. 19136