Friends of Arch Street 

Welcome to the Arch Street Meeting House Newsletter for July 2022!
Upcoming Programs

Movie Night at ASMH:
Independence Day


First Friday, July 1st, 8 pm - 11 pm

For First Friday, Arch Street Meeting House will be doing an outdoor screening of the 1996 classic film Independence Day (Rated PG-13) from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm! For a suggested donation of $5, grab a picnic blanket, snacks, and BYOB for a special 4th of July weekend movie night in Old City.

Registration is required and includes admission to the museum prior to the screening. Lawn seating is first-come, first serve.


The movie has a 2-hr and 24-in run time, and the screening will begin at 8:30. Support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

Photo by Eddie Einbender-Luks 

Founding the Fathers Scholar Talks:
Quakers and the Revolution: Meet Samuel Nicholas

Friday, July 1st, 11 am - 12 pm

Join us at Arch Street Meeting House as we partner with the National Constitution Center for their Finding the Founders scholarly series. Learn more about Samuel Nicholas through a firsthand perspective, meeting the man himself as he discusses his military experiences and remarkable life. Samuel Nicholas portrayed by Doug Thomas.

Registration is not required.

The Quaker City:
A Walking Tour of Old City

Saturday, July 2nd, 11 am - 12 pm

Celebrate the 4th of July weekend with Arch Street Meeting House! On Saturday, July 2nd, visitors can participate in our brand new walking tour of Quaker sites in Old City, Philadelphia, and a hands-on Quaker history workshop facilitated by an ASMH staff member.
The tour begins with a brief exploration of the historic burial grounds at ASMH before continuing on a walking tour of important Quaker sites throughout the neighborhood. This is not just your run-of-the-mill famous Founding Fathers' tour! It is perfect for visitors who are seeking a different side of Philadelphia history.
Registration is not required. Support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

Educational Saturday: Quakers & Quilting

Saturday, July 2nd at 1pm

Quakers & quilts have a deep-rooted history that we will explore through different mediums: paper designs, coloring pages, hand-sewing, and machine-sewing. Throughout the afternoon the East Room will be a-buzz, so come practice your sewing skills with Arch Street Meeting House staff and volunteers.
Registration is not required. Support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.


ASMH Has Been Awarded a Grant
Sean Connolly, Executive Director of the Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust (ASMHPT) is excited to announce that Arch Street Meeting House has been awarded a $25,000.00 Keystone Planning grant by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) to prepare designs and engineering for a fire suppression system for the meetinghouse. ASMHPT is excited to begin work on this project which will help preserve and protect this National Historic Landmark for generations of Quakers and tourists to come.

More news and funding opportunities to support the construction of the fire suppression system will be available soon.
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Become a Volunteer

If you would like to share information about the volunteer program with friends, please click here to download a printable flyer (PDF).
Contact Us For More Information

Museum Visiting Hours

Meet Quaker History, and visit us:
Wednesday - Sunday
10 am - 4 pm

ASMH will be open on Monday, July 4th, 2022.

Support Arch Street Meeting House with a gift today!

Will you continue to support us with a contribution, and help prepare Arch Street Meeting House for a successful 2022?
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Make checks payable to:
Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust, 320 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
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All donations are tax-deductible up to the fullest extent of the law.

Special thanks to...

Mignon Adams, Emily Blanck, Kenneth Burton, The Community Foundation of New Jersey, Marguerite Chandler, Christie and Zachary Duncan-Tessmer, Jonathan Evans and Melissa Graf-Evans, Elit Felix, Lee and Anthony Junker, Suzanne Marinell, Ellen Millick, Deborah Penn, and Marguerite Fris, Meghan Oyen, Anne and Sherman Randall, Samuel Rhoads, Courtney Craig Smith, Jr., Thomas and Susan Wells, David Wickard, John and Joan Winterbottom,, Franklin Wright, Robert and Virginia Zimmerman, Mary Zoller and Richard Whiffen

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