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May 2019

4th Annual Spirits & History

May 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
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$50
Spirits and History

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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Jane’s Walk: 3 Churchyards, Many Conversations

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

Explore 3 historic churchyards of Queen Village and Society Hill – Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Episcopal Church, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Old Pine St Presbyterian Church – their histories and the intimate streetscapes that connect them. Walk will start at Gloria Dei and end at Old Pine.

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The Perils of the Sea: Philadelphia in the Days of the Early Sailing Ships

May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free
The Perils of the Sea

Lovers of maritime and local history will enjoy this free lecture about sea captains in early Philadelphia. Queen Village author and historian Michael Schreiber will share stories of these individuals and their families, how they lived and died, and how they contributed to the fabric of American life.

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Jazz & Joe

May 23, 2019 @ 7:00 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 Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30pm.

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June 2019

Jazz & Joe

June 27, 2019 @ 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 Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30pm.

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September 2019

Underground Philadelphia: From Caves and Canals to Tunnels and Transit

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free
Underground Philadelphia

Philadelphia's relationship with the underground is as old as the city itself, dating back to when Quaker settlers resided in caves alongside the Delaware River more than three hundred years ago. The City of Brotherly Love later became a national and world leader in the delivery of water, gas, steam, and electricity during the industrial age. The construction of multiple subway lines within Center City took place during the early twentieth century. An intricate subsurface pedestrian concourse was also developed throughout the downtown area for the city's inhabitants. From Thirtieth Street Station and Reading Terminal to the Commuter Rail Tunnel and transit lines that were never built, Philadelphia's infrastructure history is buried under the earth as much as above. Join authors Harry Kyriakodis and Joel Spivak as they reveal the curious aspects of the Quaker City's underground experience.

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Jazz & Joe

September 26, 2019 @ 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 Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:30pm.

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October 2019

Digitizing the Records of Philadelphia’s Historic Congregations

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free
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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