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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Concert
September 29 at 6:00 PM
Argentinean Classical, Folk, and Tango Guitar
Alejo de los Reyes
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Special Event
October 1 through October 31
Member Appreciation Month

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Film Screening
October 2 at 2:00 PM
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Carrie Rickey
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Noon Talk
October 4 at 12:00 PM
Archaeology In and Of the City: Why Bother?
Rebecca Yamin
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Speaker Series
October 4 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Honore de Balzac
Eric Simonis
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Book Club
October 5 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: The Last Dance by Mark Billingham
Lois Reibach
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First Friday
October 6 at 5:00 PM
Poor Persis: The Tender Mercies of Victorian Mourning
Holly Trostle Brigham and Angela Alaimo O’Donnell
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Social Event
October 7 at 11:00 AM
Knitting Circle

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Film Screening
October 9 at 2:00 PM
Spellbound (1944)
Carrie Rickey
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Speaker Series
October 11 at 6:00 PM
Art and Architecture Award Winners In Conversation
John Lobell and Laura Wolf-Powers with Richardson Dilworth
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Film Screening
October 16 at 2:00 PM
Notorious (1946)
Carrie Rickey
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Social Event
October 16 at 5:00 PM
Member Monday

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Book Club
October 17 at 12:00 PM
Read With Us: Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma by Claire Dederer
Tess Galen
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Special Event
October 19 at 12:45 PM
2023 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

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Concert
October 20 at 6:00 PM
Allegro Presents: Autumn Spells
Luosha Fang and Shannon Lee
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Speaker Series
October 23 at 6:00 PM
The Changing Role of Museums
Christopher Woods
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Book Club
November 2 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
P.D. James
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Social Event
November 4 at 11:00 AM
Knitting Circle

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Speaker Series
November 10 through November 11
Documentation by Design Symposium

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Speaker Series
November 15 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone: Gustave Flaubert
Eric Simonis
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Concert
November 17 at 6:00 PM
When Art Meets Music

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Social Event
November 20 at 5:00 PM
Member Monday

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Book Club
November 21 at 12:00 PM
Read With Us: Trust the Plan by Will Sommer
Marcia Ruberg
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Film Screening
November 29 at 5:30 PM
Peter Bogdanovich's Unreleased Squirrels to the Nuts
James Kenney and Carrie Rickey
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Social Event
December 2 at 11:00 AM
Knitting Circle

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Speaker Series
December 4 at 6:00 PM
Philadelphia Jazz History Comes Alive with Photographs and Stories
Suzanne Cloud and Diane Turner
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Speaker Series
December 12 at 6:00 PM
Urban Legend: The Life and Legacy of C. Emlen Urban
Gregg Scott
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Social Event
December 18 at 5:00 PM
Member Monday

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Book Club
December 19 at 12:00 PM
Read With Us: Filthy Rich Politicians by Matt K Lewis
Enaj Leotaud
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