The Perils of the Sea: Philadelphia in the Days of the Early Sailing Ships

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia

History lovers will enjoy this talk and slide show about the seafarers of early Philadelphia. Queen Village writer Michael Schreiber will share stories of these men and their families, and how they contributed to the fabric of American life.

Free

Underground Philadelphia: From Caves and Canals to Tunnels and Transit

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia

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 ...

Free

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

National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia

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. ...

Free

William Penn’s 375th Birthday Party

Philadelphia City Hall 1 Penn Avenue, Philadelphia

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 ...

Free

Digitizing the Records of Philadelphia’s Historic Congregations

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia

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 ...

Free

Occupation 1777: Powel House

Powel House 244 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia

Join Neil Ronk of Christ Church and the Powel House for a lecture describing the effects of the British Occupation in PhiladelphiaThe Occupation of Philadelphia, following the initial success of ...

Free Tours: Union League of Philadelphia

Union League of Philadelphia 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia

A special invitation to Tour Guides ...and anyone else interested in history, come to the Union League of Philadelphia’s Annual Open House

Free

Fact, Folklore, and the Legacy of the Underground Railroad

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1300 Locust St., Philadelphia

Following the 2019 release of the Oscar-nominated biopic Harriet and the success of Colson Whitehead’s 2016 novel The Underground Railroad, it is evident that the Underground Railroad continues to influence our nation’s history ...

Occupation 1777: Old Pine

Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia

Come listen to Neil Ronk and other Old City neighborhood partners as we describe the effects of the British Occupation in Philadelphia.This lecture will be held at Old Pine Church ...

John Adams in Philadelphia

Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church 412 Pine Street, Philadelphia

Daniel Campbell, Ph.D., will discuss Adams’ impact on events in Philadelphia leading up to the Revolutionary War.

Free

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