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September 2020

A New Look At The Amazing Success Of Philadelphia’s Founder William Penn

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free 123 spots left
William Penn

Come to this special program and find out “How William Penn turned a 'howling wilderness' into America’s fastest growing city.” Author and tour guide Jim Murphy will discuss what Philly was really like when William Penn got here in 1682.

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5th Annual Spirits and History

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
$50

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. We hope to reschedule in June, and will notify you with firmer plans for a date as soon as possible.

This popular annual event features a guided churchyard tour, spirits from local distilleries, hors d’oeuvres from local chefs and live jazz music.

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November 2020

A New Art With Us: Music in Colonial Philadelphia

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free 125 spots left

Jack McCarthy will trace the development of music in Philadelphia from early European settlement to the Revolutionary War, a period in which the city’s musical landscape went from barren to flourishing.

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January 2021

Precious Dust: The History of the Bethel Burying Ground

January 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free 116 spots left
Precious Dust

Terry Buckalew will discuss the Bethel Burying Ground from its establishment in 1810 to its archeological discovery in 2013 to its present day status as an important part of Philadelphia and national African American history.

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