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Preserving Philadelphia [Live Stream]

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Webinar Lecture + Live Q&A

With Marco Federico
Senior Architectural Conservator,
Materials Conservation, Inc.

Since 2003 Marco Federico has applied his passion for historic preservation to halls of Eastern State Penitentiary, Franklin’s grave in Philadelphia, the statuary at the New York Public Library, and historic markers in the Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Churchyard. A senior conservator at Philadelphia-based, Materials Conservation, he has extensive experience with conservation treatments, on-site conditions assessments, and documentation.

Watch this special program and find out how some of Philadelphia’s most precious historic sites have been preserved. Among other insights, you’ll also learn how to care for 300 year old grave markers and monuments, how a series of terracotta statues were salvaged and reclaimed for public view, and how a churchyard’s iconic cast iron fence replete with corn-cob finials was saved from tumbling onto a Society Hill sidewalk.

This program will feature a pre-recorded video stream starting at 7pm, which will conclude at 7:45. Then, Marco will be LIVE for your Q&A until 8:30. Attendees must RSVP in advance.

Experience Box

Please support our preservation efforts with a purchase of our PRESERVING PHILADELPHIA event experience box.

This curated box includes a specially selected bottle of wine, an Herbs de Provence cheese, specialty crackers, heirloom chocolate with sea salt and cocoa nibs, and honey roasted pistachios! Cost is $25.

Experience box can be picked up at Gloria Dei Church Riverside Hall on April 29th between 5pm-7pm.

If you wish, we will be streaming our lecture from Riverside Hall starting at 7pm. We can accommodate up to 20 if you want to enjoy your experience box with us!


April 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation
(215) 645-2755‬
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