Events – Past

PAST EVENTS
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Film Screening
November 29 2021 at 2:00 PM
MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE: Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Carrie Rickey
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Special Event
November 22 2021 at 6:00 PM
The Future of the Organ
Opera Philadelphia & Panel
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Concert
November 19 2021 at 6:00 PM
Soar to New Heights
Allegro Music
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Speaker Series
November 18 2021 at 6:00 PM
Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman
Melanie Kirkpatrick
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Book Club
November 16 2021 at 12:00 PM
SOLD OUT Books with Beth: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Beth Hessel
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Speaker Series
November 11 2021 at 6:00 PM
SOLD OUT: Vive la France! The Art and Architecture of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Therese Dolan and Lynn Miller
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Noon Talk
November 9 2021 at 12:00 PM
James Stirling, An Architect Who Challenged and Embraced What Came Before
Ed Jakmauh
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First Friday
November 5 2021 at 5:00 PM
Pat Singer & Phillip Singer Pop Up
Athenaeum Staff
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Speaker Series
November 4 2021 at 6:00 PM
Against the Loveless World
Susan Abulhawa and Ania Loomba
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Book Club
November 4 2021 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: So Say the Fallen
Lois Reibach
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Speaker Series
October 27 2021 at 6:00 PM
Modern Spaces of Electric Light
Sandy Isenstadt
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Trip
October 27 2021 at 1:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church Tour and Organ Recital
Richard Van Fossen, Jr.
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Virtual Speaker Series
October 26 2021 at 12:00 PM
Lost Heroes of WWII. We will not forget.
Shalom E. Lamm
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Film Screening
October 25 2021 at 2:00 PM
MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE: Midnight (1939)
Carrie Rickey
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Trip
October 23 2021 at 11:00 AM
Tindley Temple United Methodist Church Tour and Organ Recital
Frank Tyson and Chase Castle
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Speaker Series
October 20 2021 at 6:00 PM
We Are Not Like Them
Christine Pride and Jo Piazza moderated by Jennifer Weiner
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Virtual Speaker Series
October 20 2021 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Christine de Pizan
Eric Simonis
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Book Club
October 19 2021 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: My Broken Language by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Beth Hessel
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Virtual Speaker Series
October 18 2021 at 6:00 PM
Lincoln in Private
Ronald C. White
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Concert
October 15 2021 at 6:00 PM
Experience New Discoveries
Allegro Music
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Gallery Tour
October 13 2021 at 3:00 PM
Gallery Talk
Joshua Castaño and Joe Elliott
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Virtual Speaker Series
October 12 2021 at 6:00 PM
Voice for the Voiceless
David Michaelis
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Book Club
October 7 2021 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: Out of Bounds by Val McDermid
Lois Reibach
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Speaker Series
October 7 2021 at 6:00 PM
Why Old Places Matter Panel Discussion
Thompson Mayes, Randall Mason, Starr Herr-Cardillo
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Speaker Series
October 5 2021 at 6:00 PM
TEMPORARILY POSTPONED A Kind of Private Princedome: The Story of the Country House
Clive Aslet
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First Friday
October 1 2021 at 5:00 PM
Inspired Sound Exhibition and Panel
Joseph E.B. Elliott
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Speaker Series
September 30 2021 at 6:00 PM
The Shrimp Fights Back: Napko, Eagle, and Korean Independence Movement, 1941-1945
Brian Masaru Hayashi
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Film Screening
September 27 2021 at 2:00 PM
MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE: The High Sign (1921) and Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
Carrie Rickey
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Concert
September 26 2021 at 3:00 PM
Sunday In The Square: A Musical Celebration
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia & Independence National Historical Park
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Speaker Series
September 23 2021 at 6:00 PM
Is Failure the Cost of Success?
Joseph Margulies
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Book Club
September 21 2021 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
Beth Hessel
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Speaker Series
September 16 2021 at 6:00 PM
Alias O. Henry
Ben Yagoda
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Virtual Speaker Series
September 15 2021 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Arthur Rimbaud
Eric Simonis
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Speaker Series
September 13 2021 at 6:00 PM
Athenaeum Literary Award Winner: The Beauty in Breaking
Michele Harper and Lorene Cary
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Book Club
September 2 2021 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal
Lois Reibach
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Special Event
August 18 2021 at 5:00 PM
New Members Reception
Athenaeum Staff
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Book Club
August 17 2021 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
Beth Hessel
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Trip
August 12 2021 at 1:45 PM
Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design Docent Led Tour at AAMP
Michael Clemmons
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Virtual Speaker Series
August 11 2021 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Paul Verlaine
Eric Simonis
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First Friday
August 6 2021 at 5:00 PM
The Work of Mellor, Meigs & Howe: FLIGHT AND SHADOW
Athenaeum Staff
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Book Club
August 5 2021 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Maltese Falcon
Lois Reibach
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Film Screening
August 2 2021 at 2:00 PM
Monday Movie Matinee
Love & Mercy
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Book Club
July 20 2021 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
Beth Hessel
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Film Screening
July 12 2021 at 2:00 PM
Monday Movie Matinee
Roman Holiday
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Course
July 7 2021 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Charles Baudelaire
Eric Simonis
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Book Club
July 1 2021 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: No Man's Nightingale
Lois Reibach
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Virtual Speaker Series
June 24 2021 at 6:00 PM
How America Decided to Dominate: The Birth of Armed Supremacy in World War II
Stephen Wertheim
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Virtual Speaker Series
June 22 2021 at 6:00 PM
Leveraging Legacy: 30 Years of Community Centered Design
Tya Winn
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Book Club
June 15 2021 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
Beth Hessel
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Virtual Speaker Series
June 15 2021 at 6:00 PM
Worlds Beyond: Miniatures and Victorian Fiction
Laura Forsberg
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Virtual Speaker Series
June 10 2021 at 6:00 PM
Madam C.J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: The AME Church's Role in Her Life and Legacy
Tyrone McKinley Freeman and Rev. Mark Kelly Tyler
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Virtual Speaker Series
June 8 2021 at 6:00 PM
Venetians Invented Everything
Meredith Small
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Noon Talk
June 8 2021 at 12:00 PM
Inland: The Abandoned Canals of the Schuylkill Navigation
Sandy Sorlien
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Concert
June 4 2021 at 6:00 PM
The Delightful Flavors of the Classical Guitar
Allegro Presents
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Book Club
June 3 2021 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Unquiet Dead
Lois Reibach
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Virtual Speaker Series
June 1 2021 at 6:00 PM
Keeping House in Seventeenth-Century England
Margarette Lincoln
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Virtual Speaker Series
May 27 2021 at 6:00 PM
Women of Science in the French Enlightenment--A Sextet
Nina Gelbart
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Virtual Speaker Series
May 25 2021 at 6:00 PM
Black Freedom on Native Land: A Story of Western Reconstruction
Alaina E. Roberts
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Noon Talk
May 25 2021 at 12:00 PM
The Problem of Alzheimer's
Dr. Jason Karlawish
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Virtual Speaker Series
May 20 2021 at 6:00 PM
Justice Rising: Robert Kennedy’s America in Black and White
Patricia Sullivan
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Virtual Speaker Series
May 18 2021 at 6:00 PM
The North Atlantic Cities Cites Row House Architecture as an Urban Savior
Charles Duff
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Book Club
May 18 2021 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa
Beth Hessel
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Virtual Speaker Series
May 12 2021 at 6:00 PM
Walt Whitman Invents America
Mark Edmundson
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Course
May 12 2021 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Victor Hugo
Eric Simonis
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Noon Talk
May 11 2021 at 12:00 PM
Collections of the Mind: Phrenology at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Denise Fox and Jill LeMin Lee
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Concert
May 7 2021 at 6:00 PM
Martinu Burger on a Mozart Bun
Allegro Presents
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Book Club
May 6 2021 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Searcher by Tana French
Lois Reibach
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Virtual Speaker Series
May 5 2021 at 6:00 PM
The Architecture of Urbanity: Designing Cities for Pluralism and Planet
Vishaan Chakrabarti
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Course
May 3 2021 at 12:00 PM
Women and the American Revolution
Dr. Richard Bell
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