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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
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

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
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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September 2020

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

September 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free
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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