Jeanette Woehr

Why Gloria Dei is Special

Church historian Jeanette Woehr shares her personal journey with Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and explains why this property is worthy of preservation.

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The Jazz Sanctuary

Plays from the Great American Songbook to maintain America’s great music invention: JAZZ; by bringing jazz to the community through performance at community gatherings.

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Dogwoods blooming

Spring at Gloria Dei

There is beauty to be found at Gloria Dei. This video features our churchyard in early spring of 2020. Many thanks to Matt Johanning for creating this.

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4th Annual Spirits & History

At our 4th Annual Spirits & History, guests enjoyed delectable treats by chefs Reuben Asaram and Cory Powell, stories about some of the artists buried here, and wonderful jazz music courtesy of The Jazz Sanctuary

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Colonial Day at Old Swedes Church

On May 2, 2015, Old Swedes Church brought back Colonial Day, an event that was highly popular in the 1930s and 40s. In this re-imagining, we celebrated our Swedish and American Colonial history.

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iLikePhilly featuring Gloria Dei Church

Steve Sitarksi from Independence National Park Services describes the history of Queen Village, beginning with Swedish immigrants who settled the area in 1677.

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church is featured heavily in the video.

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