Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th Birthday Celebration at the Humboldt Monument

Sat. Sep. 14, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
On Saturday, September 14 (Humboldt's actual birthday), everyone is invited to gather at 2:00 pm at the grandly magnificent bronze statue of Humboldt, located on MLK Drive near the intersection with Black Road in Fairmount Park. We encourage you to come on foot or by bike, as MLK Drive is officially closed for car traffic on that date – though it should be possible to drive to the adjacent parking lot if you inform the park ranger on Montgomery Dr where you wish to go and why. We will have official and unofficial photos taken, hear music that was on the program when the statue was commissioned in 1869 at the Centennial of Humboldt’s birth, and raise a (champagne) glass in honor of the ‘Geburtstagskind’. Please feel free to have a picnic while you’re there. No tickets required, but please inform the GSP office if you plan to attend.
All of our events are open to the public.
We welcome members and non-members alike.