A diverse group of neighborhood activists in the late ’60s and early ’70s stopped the Crosstown Expressway in its tracks and kept the South Street area from being destroyed by an 8-lane, block-wide depressed highway.
On April 20, 2017, the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation and Queen Village Neighbors Association hosted a panel discussion called “Personal Memories of Fabric Row.” The event featured several long-timers who lived and worked in “The Jewish Quarter.”
History sleuth Michael Schreiber shares the story behind his recent book, “Unsinkable Patriot: The Life and Times of Thomas Cave in Revolutionary America.”
This the story behind the very first Gloria Dei Church, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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.
Steve Sitarksi from Independence National Park Services describes the history of Queen Village, beginning with Swedish immigrants who settled the area in 1638.
In this video, The Reverend Joy Segal describes the history of St. Lucia Day. Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church honors this tradition every year with Lucia Fest.
On this walking tour of Philadelphia’s first neighborhood, Steve Sitarski of the National Parks Service discusses the history of Queen Village and Philadelphia.