William Penn Meant Well … Or Blame It on the Irish

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

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

The Archaeology of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia Burial Ground

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

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, PA

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

Ask Us Anything

Ask Us Anything about the New Sweden Colony, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church and Early Philadelphia. During this informal Q&A, we’ll answer your questions about this national historic site, its early congregants, and the surrounding neighborhood.

Free