7 episodes

Through storytelling and interviews, we will explore events in Philadelphia's early history and how these tales still resonate today.

Great Talks at Gloria Dei Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation

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Through storytelling and interviews, we will explore events in Philadelphia's early history and how these tales still resonate today.

    The Music of 1700 [Concert + Lecture]

    The Music of 1700 [Concert + Lecture]

    In this episode, musician Maria Dell’Orefice tells us about the music enjoyed when Philadelphia’s Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church completed construction in 1700. Maria performs music of the time and provides background commentary about the individual pieces.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Perils of the Sea [Lecture + Q&A]

    The Perils of the Sea [Lecture + Q&A]

    In this episode, historian and journalist Michael Schreiber shares his research into the lives and deaths of Philadelphia sea captains in the age of sail who were overcome by great hurricanes, succumbed to attacks by pirates, or who mysteriously disappeared in faraway waters.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ask Us Anything [Bonus]

    Ask Us Anything [Bonus]

    In this bonus episode, Rev. Dr. Kim-Eric Williams, Jeanette Woehr, Michael Schreiber and Amy Grant answer questions about the New Sweden Colony, Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and Early Philadelphia.

    • 55 min
    Philadelphia’s Early Maritime History [Lecture + Q&A]

    Philadelphia’s Early Maritime History [Lecture + Q&A]

    In this episode, researcher and journalist Michael Schreiber describes the period when Philadelphia’s port was the largest in North America. He also discusses the situation of Black seamen, as well as women, who went to sea.

    • 57 min
    The Carpenters’ Company and Religious Buildings in Old Philadelphia

    The Carpenters’ Company and Religious Buildings in Old Philadelphia

    In this episode, Alex Palma, Assistant Director of Carpenters’ Hall, shares the history behind America’s oldest trade guild — the Carpenters’ Company — and its impact on Philadelphia’s religious architectural landscape.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Confinement of John Herriges

    The Confinement of John Herriges

    In this episode, psychologist and author, Dr. Paul Grant, recounts a scandalous event in 19th century Philadelphia involving the confinement of an individual who suffered from mental health challenges.

    • 57 min

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