Born into a family of mariners, he died in the Potomac River.
She had a great ability to locate hard-to-find interviewees.
This Scot was a stone cutter, firefighter & gunpowder-protector in the War of 1812.
In honor of National Publisher’s Day, learn about how Gloria Dei Church’s entrepreneurs helped change history.
Generations of women who moved history forward were buried at Gloria Dei Church. Explore our graveyard and salute them.
Artists have been a major creative force in Philadelphia since the city’s earliest days. Explore our graveyard and celebrate their works.
In the 17th century, colonists from Europe started new lives here. Learn about their struggles and triumphs in America.
Independence was a hotly contested topic at Gloria Dei Church. Salute the patriots who supported the war effort … even though their pastor didn’t.
Philadelphia was once the largest port in North America. Salute the adventurous seafarers memorialized on our grounds.
Authors use their wonderful written words to teach, entertain, educate and motivate us. Explore our graveyard and celebrate these brilliant minds.
“Mumming” incorporates customs and folklore from different cultures. Learn about Mummers who changed the parade for the better.