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October 2019

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 United States
Free 111 spots left
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.

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Jazz & Joe

October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

The Alan Segal Quartet brings the finest samplings of Philadelphia Style Jazz to Riverside Hall. This free concert series takes place on selected Thursdays throughout the year.

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November 2019

Beef, Beer and Ben Franklin

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
$15 – $20
Beef and Beer

Rain or Shine!  On Friday, Nov. 1st, join us for a family-friendly event featuring beef, beer and a little local history.

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Rocks and Nails: The Carpenters’ Company and Religious Buildings in Old Philadelphia

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free 120 spots left
Carpenters' Company

Guest lecturer Alex Palma will discuss the Carpenters’ Company as an institution, trade guild and professional organization that helped build the religious landscape of colonial and early federal Philadelphia.

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January 2020

William Penn Meant Well … Or Blame It on the Irish

January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free 124 spots left
Civil War

Jim Mundy, Historian of The Union League Legacy Foundation, will explore the political and social history of the city before the war, and the creation of the Union League as a patriotic social society during the war.

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February 2020

The Archaeology of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia Burial Ground

February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free 124 spots left

Approximately 500 remains and associated funerary goods were recently recovered during archaeological excavations at the former burial ground of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. George Leader will discuss the most recent research being conducted before the remains are to be reinterred in 2023.

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March 2020

Precious Dust: The History of the Bethel Burying Ground

March 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free 124 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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