What’s this all about?

  • An exploration of the earliest settlers of Pennsylvania, their land and lives.
  • The history of Penn’s grant of the province and how he sold and settled the land.
  • How it was surveyed and laid out.
  • The famous maps that Thomas Holme made for Penn, one of the city and one of the surrounding counties.
  • Records that help identify the people on the maps.
  • Stories about the lives of the people on the maps.
  • The people on the maps and the missing people: women, slaves, servants, Germans, Swedes and Welsh.

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