Quarterly Meeting: The Hidden History at Arch Street Meeting House July 16, 2023
The Hidden History at Arch Street Friends Meeting House
Join us for a special behind-the-scenes tour by Sean Connolly, Executive Director of the Arch Street Meetinghouse Preservation Trust
Quarterly Meeting will be in person for worship and program and the Meeting for Worship for Business will be hybrid.
Arch Street Friends Meeting House has a long history with usage beginning in 1682 and William Penn deeding the property as a burial ground around 1701. The initial phase of building began around 1803 and was completed around 1810. In 2011 Arch Street Meeting House became a National Historic Landmark.
Sean Connolly, Executive Director of the Preservation Trust will take us behind the scenes. The mission statement of the Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust is below.
We rely on the light of continuing revelation in searching for and embracing diversity, equity and inclusion at Arch Street Meeting House. In fulfilling its mission to preserve and interpret its historic property, Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust intentionally works to attract, include, and respect all stakeholders. In telling the story of Quakers and history, we seek to be clear, accurate and honest; and to share these stories from a wide variety of perspectives.
This is a chance to see just what is behind those closed doors!
Quarterly Meeting Schedule
Quarterly Meeting will be in person for worship and program and the Meeting for Worship for Business will be hybrid. Masks are welcome and we request that Friends support one another for those choosing social distancing.
(on-site parking available, entry: 4th Street opposite Wyndham Hotel)
2:15 Hybrid PQM business meeting
Business session highlights include:
- News from our meetings
- Proposed PQM budget for 2023-2024
- Tribute to Carol Clark and Unity Meeting
- World Quaker Day October 1