The Treasures of Christ Church (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual on Zoom

Join Philadelphia Museum of Art curator David Barquist as he highlights some of the important material culture objects of Christ Church, including our Queen Anne silver and Jonathan Gostelowe's font and altar table. This talk is free but advanced registration is required. Click View Event Website below to reserve tickets.

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Benjamin Franklin and His Lightning Rods Across the Atlantic (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual on Zoom

This talk is a co-presentation with the Benjamin Franklin House in London, UK. Join us on the 269th anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment for this transatlantic adventure. This talk is free but advanced registration is required. Click View Event Website below to reserve tickets.

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Fixing Everything but the Typos: Preserving Rare Books and Records from the Christ Church Archives (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual on Zoom

Over the last 15 years Richard Homer, Senior Book Conservator at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, and his colleagues have helped Christ Church halt the deterioration of our archives. The archives, stored in the church itself for more than two centuries, lived in conditions not ideal for the storage of paper. Pages working loose from […]

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The Weeping Time Slave Auction: Why Memory Matters (Virtual on Zoom)

Virtual on Zoom

Author Anne C. Bailey will join us to discuss her book The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History. Over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates in 1859. This book analyzes the operation of this auction and traces the lives of slaves before, during, and after […]

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