Beef, Beer and Ben Franklin

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia

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

$15 – $20

William Penn Meant Well … Or Blame It on the Irish

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia

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.

Free

Jazz & Joe

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia

The Alan Segal Quartet brings the finest samplings of Philadelphia Style Jazz to Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church the fourth Thursday of this month from 7:30 to 9:30pm.

The Archaeology of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia Burial Ground

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia

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.

Free

Does a Place Die?

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia

What happens when places you cherish no longer exist? This question will be answered by a panel of experts who preserve and document historic sites.

$40