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June 2018

A Summer Evening of Song circa 1850 Performed by the 2018 Jenny Lind Scholar

June 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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The Royal Stockholm School of Music has selected young Norwegian soprano, Kine Sandtrø, as the 2018 Jenny Lind Scholar! Kine is currently studying opera at the Royal School of Music…

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July 2018

Philadelphia Historic Preservation Task Force Meeting

July 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Philadelphia Historical Commission, 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Meetings of the full Task Force will be held across the city throughout the planning process, and are open to the public. The Task Force will also host two public…

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November 2018

Family Fun & Learning with Elfreth’s Alley and the Fireman’s Hall Museum

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Elfreth’s Alley, 124-126 Elfreth's Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The Elfreth’s Alley Association will host a Saturday Morning Family Program at Elfreth’s Alley House Museum and Fireman’s Hall Museum. On Saturday November 3rd from 10 am-noon, the Elfreth’s Alley…

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Philadelphia Historic Preservation Task Force Meeting

November 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Philadelphia Historical Commission, 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Meetings of the full Task Force will be held across the city throughout the planning process, and are open to the public. The Task Force will also host two public…

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December 2018

Deck the Alley

December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elfreth’s Alley, 124-126 Elfreth's Alley
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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$25

This holiday event is the last opportunity of the year for visitors to enter the private historic homes on Elfreth's Alley. Like the house exteriors themselves, some boast traditional decorations and…

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May 2019

HGDPC’s 4th Annual Spirits & History

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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$50.00
Spirits and History

Are you a history buff who loves food and libations? If so, join HGDPC for their 4th Annual Spirits and History event.

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Jane’s Walk: 3 Churchyards, Many Conversations

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Free
City of Philadelphia

Explore 3 historic churchyards of Queen Village and Society Hill – their histories and the intimate streetscapes that connect them.

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

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Free
The Perils of the Sea

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.

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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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

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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