Upcoming Events​

*NOTE- Several events have been cancelled or postponed due to health concerns. Please check with the event organizer/ website to check whether it is still happening. If you know of any updates not on here, please email*

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  • Preservation Alliance Architecture Walking Tours
    Preservation Alliance Architecture Walking Tours
    Various locations- check website
    May 29, 10:00 AM – Oct 31, 4:00 PM
    Various locations- check website
    Architecture Tours are back, from May through October. 10 am on Saturdays and 2 pm on Sundays (and some Wednesdays at 6 pm) at various locations. Check the website for updated dates, times, and tours. $10 members, $15 non-members
  • *Organized Crime: Prohibition Era--Virtual Tour of Eastern State Penitentiary
    *Organized Crime: Prohibition Era--Virtual Tour of Eastern State Penitentiary
    Zoom- registration required
    Jun 22, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Zoom- registration required
    Join a virtual tour of America's most historic prison, Eastern State Penitentiary, and learn more about how it intersects with the history of organized crime in the era of prohibition. Embark on an in-depth virtual exploration of vice, scandal and the struggles it faced in the early 20th Century.
  • *Leveraging Legacy: 30 Years of Community Centered Design with Tya Winn
    *Leveraging Legacy: 30 Years of Community Centered Design with Tya Winn
    Zoom- registration required
    Jun 22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom- registration required
    In 2021 the Community Design Collaborative celebrates three decades of providing pro-bono design services to Philadelphia neighborhoods. New Executive Director, Tya Winn, will reflect on the projects and values that supported the completion of 1000+ design projects totaling over $13 million in value
  • Building Monuments, Monumentalizing Buildings
    Building Monuments, Monumentalizing Buildings
    Online- registration required
    Jun 23, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Online- registration required
    What makes a building a monument? Some of the buildings that hold the most meaning for us, including Independence Hall, were not built to be monuments. What monumentalized them? History offers important lessons for us today, as we strive to create monuments that reflect our values and aspirations.$5
  • *Recent Work @ Thunderbird Lodge
    *Recent Work @ Thunderbird Lodge
    Zoom- no registration required
    Jun 23, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Zoom- no registration required
    Doug Seiler is in charge of the preservation of Thunderbird Lodge. He will appraise us of the issues that have been addressed in the last two years and give us a glimpse of future projects. He will also touch upon Ruskin, Morris and Ornament in the Arts & Crafts Style.
  • *Women Are Essential: New Ways of Seeing Women in Every Historic Place
    *Women Are Essential: New Ways of Seeing Women in Every Historic Place
    Zoom- registration required
    Jun 24, 3:00 PM
    Zoom- registration required
    From the home of an internationally acclaimed African American civil rights activist to a small “Cent Shop” that provisioned a 19th century seaport, women were absolutely essential to the success of a wide range of social, intellectual, and economic activities. Learn how to see women at every site.
  • Pizza Night in the Bake House – BYOT – Bring Your Own Toppings!
    Pizza Night in the Bake House – BYOT – Bring Your Own Toppings!
    Historic Rittenhousetown Bakehouse
    Jun 25, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Historic Rittenhousetown Bakehouse, 208 Lincoln Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA
    Come enjoy a 13” Pizza Pie with homemade dough and sauce prepared in our c.1738 historic beehive oven. Personalize any pizza by bringing along your own toppings! Plan to picnic on the grounds at our 1707 Homestead. Bring your own chairs and picnic blankets! Pop-corn & water will be provided. $25
  • *History at Work
    *History at Work
    Newlin Grist Mill
    Jun 26, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA
    Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania
  • *Using State Historic Tax Credits to Create Affordable Housing
    *Using State Historic Tax Credits to Create Affordable Housing
    Zoom- registration required
    Jun 30, 4:00 PM
    Zoom- registration required
    Hear three perspectives on how state historic tax credits can help repurpose historic buildings to create new units of affordable housing. Hear from examples in Massachusetts, Delaware, and Maine.
  • *History of the LGBTQ Movement in Philadelphia
    *History of the LGBTQ Movement in Philadelphia
    Zoom- registration required
    Jun 30, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom- registration required
    William Way LGBT Community Center curator Bob Skiba will present on the history of the Philadelphia LGBTQ movement while placing it in a national context of LGBTQ history.
  • *Preservation on a Shoestring: Creative Solutions for Collections Care
    *Preservation on a Shoestring: Creative Solutions for Collections Care
    Zoom- registration required
    Jun 30, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom- registration required
    For many institutions with collections of local history, the reality is very different from the ideal recommendations for care of artifacts and maintaining storage environments. This webinar provides guidance on getting started with collections care. DCPD Program.
  • 4th of July Celebrations at Colonial PA Plantation
    4th of July Celebrations at Colonial PA Plantation
    Colonial PA Plantation
    Jul 03, 11:00 AM – Jul 04, 3:00 PM
    Colonial PA Plantation, 3900 N Sandy Flash Dr, Newtown Square, PA 19073, USA
    Enjoy a picnic at the farm and celebrate our nation's birthday by hearing the Declaration of Independence and witnessing the crowd’s reaction. Watch the colonials make a demonstration against the king by burning him in effigy. See the loyalist reaction to this treasonous act. $6-10
  • *History Talk: Party Like It's 1976!
    *History Talk: Party Like It's 1976!
    Nitre Hall upper driveway stage
    Jul 13, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Nitre Hall upper driveway stage, 1682 Karakung Dr, Havertown, PA 19083, USA
    As we prepare for the country's 250th birthday, join local historian Jim Segrave-Daly to discuss how Philadelphia & Delaware County celebrated America's bicentennial. Bring your own chair. Will be recorded.
  • *History at Work
    *History at Work
    Newlin Grist Mill
    Jul 31, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA
    Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania
  • *Women Are Essential: Interpretive Strategies that Reveal Women Are Everywhere
    *Women Are Essential: Interpretive Strategies that Reveal Women Are Everywhere
    Zoom- registration required
    Aug 12, 3:00 PM
    Zoom- registration required
    This webinar will explore interpretative strategies including tools, resources, processes, and programs that can help elevate the important roles women played and reveal the difficult relationships and problematic power dynamics associated with women as wives, business managers, caregivers, and more
  • *History at Work
    *History at Work
    Newlin Grist Mill
    Aug 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA
    Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania
  • *History at Work
    *History at Work
    Newlin Grist Mill
    Sep 25, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA
    Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania
  • *History at Work
    *History at Work
    Newlin Grist Mill
    Oct 30, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, USA
    Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania