Events

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia Speaker Series presents innovative and inspiring authors, architects and scholars from the humanities and sciences. We host book clubs, conversation groups and workshops online and onsite. Exhibits, concerts, First Fridays and behind-the-scenes trips to local museums and historical sites bring our community together through conversation and learning.

For questions about upcoming events or trouble registering, please contact Tess Galen at events@philaathenaeum.org or call 215-925-2688.
UPCOMING EVENTS
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Book Club
October 6 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Lantern Men by Elly Griffiths
Lois Reibach
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Trip
October 11 at 2:00 PM
Fairmount Water Works Tour
Sandy Sorlien
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Noon Talk
October 17 at 12:00 PM
Happy Birthday 219! The Athenaeum at 175
Bruce Laverty
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Book Club
October 18 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict Victoria Christopher Murray
Enaj Leotaud
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Virtual Speaker Series
October 19 at 6:00 PM
Out in Central Pennsylvania: The History of an LGBTQ Community
William Burton and Barry Loveland
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Trip
October 21 at 3:00 PM
Washington Square Park Tour
Sherley Young
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Virtual Speaker Series
November 2 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Bougainville
Eric Simonis
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Book Club
November 3 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Dark Remains
Lois Reibach
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Special Event
November 9 at 6:30 PM
A Renovation Celebration
Reopening Party
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Speaker Series
November 12 at 10:30 AM
Women Pioneering Architecture in 17th and 20th Century Rome
Dr. Consuelo Lollobrigida
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Book Club
November 15 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth Book Club: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton
Marcia Ruberg
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Speaker Series
November 16 at 1:30 PM
Symposium: Digitizing the Records of Philadelphia’s Historic Congregations
Various Presents
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Trip
November 18 at 10:30 AM
Matisse in the 1930s
Matthew Affron
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Concert
November 18 at 6:00 PM
Allegro Presents: Sound Bursts Saxophone Duo
Aiwen Zhang and Valentin Kovalev
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Speaker Series
November 30 at 6:00 PM
I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise: A Life of Bunny Mellon
Mac Griswold
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Speaker Series
December 6 at 6:00 PM
Female Husbands: A Trans History
Jen Manion
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Noon Talk
December 8 at 12:00 PM
The Paradox of Urban Revitalization
Howard Gillette, Jr.
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Concert
December 9 at 6:00 PM
Allegro Presents: The Return of Jordan Dodson
Jordan Dodson with Brandon Patrick George
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Speaker Series
December 13 at 6:00 PM
Making History: The Storytellers Who Shaped the Past
Richard Cohen
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Virtual Speaker Series
December 14 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone: Jules Dumont d'Urville
Eric Simonis
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Book Club
December 20 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: One Hundred Saturdays by Michael Frank
Beth Hessel
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