Friends of Arch Street 

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

Old City Fest

Sunday, October 9th from 11 am to 6 pm

Old City District is bringing back Old City Fest this Fall, and Arch Street Meeting House is joining in on the fun! Arch Street Meeting House will be open and welcoming visitors from 10 am until 6 pm for the Fest on Sunday, October 9th.
More Information
Old City District presents the seventh annual Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). 

Old City Fest is a celebration of art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture on the streets of America’s most historic square mile— Old City, Philadelphia. This event highlights the region’s premier art and design district, showcasing local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries, theater, culture, history and architecture.

Movie Night at ASMH:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, October 21st at 6:30 pm

Arch Street Meeting House will be hosting a private screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show outdoors on our historic grounds on Friday, October 21st, from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. For a suggested donation of $5, grab a picnic blanket, snacks, and BYOB for a special movie night in Old City.


Registration is required and includes admission to the museum prior to the screening. In the event of rain, the screening will be moved indoors to the East Room of the Museum. Support provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.

Save the Date!
Meetinghouse by Candlelight

Friday, December 2nd
Arch Street Meeting House's third annual winter program, Meetinghouse by Candlelight, returns this holiday season on Friday, December 2nd.

Stay tuned for more information.
Cemetery Crawl

On Saturday, September 24th Arch Street Meeting House joined local cemeteries across the city for the first Cemetery Crawl of the newly formed Living Cemetery Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (LCAGP)!

Participating members of the LCAGP Cemetery Crawl offered tours, open houses, educational programming, and more. Previous programs from the LCAGP include New Life for Old Cemeteries: Connecting Communities and Open Space, a virtual conference held in 2021 with speakers and cemetery professionals from across the Greater Philadelphia region. 

Visit the LCAGP Facebook page for more information and updates.

Member cemeteries are Arch Street Meeting House, Christ Church Burial Ground, Eden Cemetery, Fair Hill Cemetery, Laurel Hill, Mount Moriah, and The Woodlands.
In Case You Missed It!
A recording of Wess Daniels' virtual presentation "Liturgies of Empire, Liturgies of Resistance: Quaker Faith and Practice in an Age of Empire" from Wednesday, September 21st, is now available online.

Resisting Empire is a series Wess Daniels has been developing since long before the release of his first book, "Resisting Empire: The Book of Revelation as Resistance" (2019 - Barclay Press). Since that publication, Wess has been working on applying lessons from that previous project to the Quaker movement and what Quaker practice looks like today. In this presentation, Wess unpacked the importance of seeing how various liturgies shape us and lay the groundwork for Quakers to consider ways of resisting empire today.

Watch the Recording

Museum Visiting Hours

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

ASMH will be closed on Monday, October 10th, and Thursday, October 27th.

Become a Volunteer

Our volunteers have been working hard this summer to maintain our gardens and help our visitors Meet Quaker History while exploring the museum. If you're interested in joining this amazing team, contact us for more information.

Being a practicing Quaker is not a requirement, but enthusiasm is a must!
Contact Us For More Information
If you would like to share information about the volunteer program, please click here to download a printable flyer (PDF).

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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...

Emily Blanck, Christie and Zachary Duncan-Tessmer, Ruth Peterson, Serita Spadoni, Lisa and Martin Ogletree, Carolyn and Joseph Evans, Kruskal Hewitt, Janet Braker and David McCullough, Tom and Sandra Williams, and Taylor Lamborn

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