Fall Speaker Series 2021

Preserving Philadelphia: Fall Speaker Series 

By popular demand, we’re hosting another speaker series virtually this fall. Enjoy these lectures from the comfort and safety of your home.

Series Passes are available!

  • $70 for Preservation Alliance members
  • $110 for non-members, includes a one-year individual membership.
A special thank you to our series sponsors:
Enjoy these lectures from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. For assistance please email Vinni Cheng.

Tuesday, September 28, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Reinvention of Philadelphia – Dan Rottenberg, author, journalist, and chief editor of seven publications, most recently Broad Street Review.

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The book The Outsider: Albert M. Greenfield and the Fall of the Protestant Establishment can be ordered at Temple University Press with a 30% discount by entering the code T30P at checkout. 

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Tuesday, October 5, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Julian Abele, Architect and the Beaux Arts – Dreck Wilson, ASLA, NOMA, President of the Landscape Consortium Ltd. in Washington, DC. 

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Tuesday, October 12, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Willis G. Hale and the Art of the Architectural Aberration – Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Williams College.

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Tuesday, October 19, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

The Architecture of Science: William Wagner, John McArthur and the Wagner Free Institute of Science – Susan Glassman, Executive Director of the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia.  

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Tuesday, October 26, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

7th Ward Tribute – Tayyib Smith, co-founder of Little Giant Creative and Meegan Denenberg, co-founder of Pipeline Philly and Meta Global.

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Tuesday, November 2, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Bethel Burying Ground Memorial – Karyn Olivier, Philadelphia-based artist who creates sculptures, installations and public art.

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Tuesday, November 9, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

“Real Evidence of Progress”: Toward a Preservation History of Christian Street, 1910-1945 – Kevin Block PhD, architectural and cultural historian based in Philadelphia, and Adrian Trevisan, MSHP, architectural historian based in Princeton, NJ.  

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Tuesday, November 16, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Sesqui: The World’s Fair that Flopped – Thomas H. Keels, author or co-author of seven books on Philadelphia history, including Sesqui: Greed, Graft and the Forgotten World’s Fair of 1926; Forgotten Philadelphia: Lost Architecture of the Quaker City; Philadelphia Graveyards and Cemeteries; and Wicked Philadelphia: Sin in the City of Brotherly Love.

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