QVNA Magazine was published by Queen Village Neighbors Association from 2014 to 2018. A major focus of this publication was the exploring history of Queen Village, Philadelphia’s “first” neighborhood.

Several members of the Southwark Historical Society — including Michael Schreiber, Jim Murphy and Amy Grant — served as editors and contributors to this magazine during its production run.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The South Street Renaissance transformed South Street into a major destination for the creative arts.
September 2018

Sprout and About

Queen Village residents founded several of Philadelphia’s earliest community gardens.
July 2018

Before the Boom

At the end of the industrial age, mass abandonment of housing caused Queen Village to fall into decline.

Gloria Dei 3.0

This gorgeous new design concept aims to revitalize the grounds at the Gloria Dei National Historic Site.
March 2018

How Swede It Is

The Swedes were the first white settlers to successfully colonize the Delaware Valley … and South Philadelphia.
July 2017

The Power of Print

In spite of the digital age, the printed word thrives through local booksellers, libraries, writers and publishers.
May 2017

Bow Wow Wow

Dogs have been long-time companions for Philadelphia residents … including some of our colonial adventurers.
March 2017

And Sew It Goes

Queen Village has a long history of fashion including a textile hub which once occupied 4th Street.
September 2016

Education Matters

Before public schools were established, charities organized schools for the poor.
July 2016

Delightful Daytrips

Lovers of history will enjoy these suggestions for daytrips and weekend getaways.
March 2016

Mapping and Zoning

After the 1854 Act of Consolidation, the streets of South Philadelphia were remapped and rezoned.
November 2015

Exploring Visual Arts

Queen Village has a long history of public art, galleries and studios that contribute to the creative economy.
September 2015

Back to School

Greening, educational and enrichment programs that help make our public schools exceptional.
March 2015

The Future of Fabric Row

As fabric stores close on 4th Street, Queen Village contemplates a new plan for this commercial corridor.
January 2015

Quality of Life

Discarding responsibly, donating and recycling used items, creating a tree canopy and beautify our streets.
November 2014

New Public Art

William Spafford was a slave trader and merchant who built a mansion on Front Street.
September 2014

All is Blooming

Over two centuries ago, the Black Bear was a popular place of amusement on Shippen Street.