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September 2019

Underground Philadelphia: From Caves and Canals to Tunnels and Transit

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Philadelphia's relationship with the underground is as old as the city itself, dating back to when Quaker settlers resided in caves alongside the Delaware River more than three hundred years…

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October 2019

Jane’s Walk: William Penn’s “Howling Wilderness”

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106 United States
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APT certified guide Jim Murphy hosts a free 3-hour Jane's Walk on William Penn, his "Howling Wilderness," and how he transformed Philadelphia into the fastest growing city in the Colonies.…

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William Penn’s 375th Birthday Party

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Philadelphia City Hall, 1 Penn Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 United States
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Philadelphia is having a 375th birthday party for its founder, William Penn, and the public is invited. The 90-minute celebration starts 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, on the City Hall…

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Digitizing the Records of Philadelphia’s Historic Congregations

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Carol W. Smith will provide an overview of an exciting project which brings together the records of 11 of Philadelphia’s oldest congregations including Gloria Dei in one unified website.  She…

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November 2019

Rocks and Nails: The Carpenters’ Company and Religious Buildings in Old Philadelphia

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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History lovers will enjoy this talk about the Carpentersʼ Company as an institution, trade guild and professional organization. Alex Palma, Assistant Director of Carpentersʻ Hall, will discuss the Companyʼs role…

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