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The Archaeology of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia Burial Ground

February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

The historic burial ground of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia was uncovered in the winter of 2016-2017 during development of an urban lot in downtown Philadelphia. Burial records indicate its use from ca. 1707-1859, when the cemetery was contracted to be moved. Approximately 500 remains and associated funerary goods, including coffins and coffin furniture were recovered from the archaeological excavations. George Leader will discuss the most recent research being conducted before the remains are to be reinterred in 2023.

This free lecture will take place in the church sanctuary, followed by a reception in Riverside Hall with live piano music provided by The Jazz Sanctuary. For a modest donation, enjoy gourmet cheesecake by a local pastry chef paired with moscato wine.

Details

Date:
February 5, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church
916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Phone:
215-389-1513
Website:
http://www.old-swedes.com

Organizer

Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation
Phone:
215-389-1513
Email:
preserveoldswedes@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.preserveoldswedes.org

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