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 26 at 3:00 PM
Sunday In The Square: A Musical Celebration
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia & Independence National Historical Park
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Film Screening
September 27 at 2:00 PM
MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE: The High Sign (1921) and Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
Carrie Rickey
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Speaker Series
September 30 at 6:00 PM
The Shrimp Fights Back: Napko, Eagle, and Korean Independence Movement, 1941-1945
Brian Masaru Hayashi
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First Friday
October 1 at 5:00 PM
Inspired Sound Exhibition and Panel
Joseph E.B. Elliott
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Speaker Series
October 5 at 6:00 PM
A Kind of Private Princedome: The Story of the Country House
Clive Aslet
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Book Club
October 7 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: Out of Bounds by Val McDermid
Lois Reibach
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Speaker Series
October 7 at 6:00 PM
Why Old Places Matter Panel Discussion
Thompson Mayes, Randall Mason, Starr Herr-Cardillo
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Noon Talk
October 12 at 12:00 PM
History of Bicycles and Cycling
Tom Carroll
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Speaker Series
October 12 at 6:00 PM
Voice for the Voiceless
David Michaelis
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Concert
October 15 at 6:00 PM
Experience New Discoveries
Allegro Music
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Virtual Speaker Series
October 18 at 6:00 PM
Lincoln in Private
Ronald C. White
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Book Club
October 19 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: My Broken Language by Quiara Alegria Hudes
Beth Hessel
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Speaker Series
October 20 at 6:00 PM
We Are Not Like Them
Christine Pride and Jo Piazza
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Virtual Speaker Series
October 20 at 2:00 PM
Le Cercle Francophone d'Histoire: Christine de Pizan
Eric Simonis
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Film Screening
October 25 at 2:00 PM
MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE: Midnight (1939)
Carrie Rickey
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Virtual Speaker Series
October 26 at 12:00 PM
Lost Heroes of WWII. We will not forget.
Shalom E. Lamm
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Speaker Series
October 27 at 6:00 PM
Modern Spaces of Electric Light
Sandy Isenstadt
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Speaker Series
November 4 at 6:00 PM
Against the Loveless World
Susan Abulhawa and Ania Loomba
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Book Club
November 4 at 3:00 PM
Athenaeum Mystery Book Club: So Say the Fallen
Lois Reibach
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First Friday
November 5 at 5:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE: First Friday
Athenaeum Staff
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Noon Talk
November 9 at 12:00 PM
James Stirling, An Architect Who Challenged and Embraced What Came Before
Ed Jakmauh
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Speaker Series
November 11 at 6:00 PM
Vive la France! The Art and Architecture of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Therese Dolan and Lynn Miller
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Book Club
November 16 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
Beth Hessel
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Speaker Series
November 18 at 6:00 PM
Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman
Melanie Kirkpatrick
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Concert
November 19 at 6:00 PM
Soar to New Heights
Allegro Music
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Film Screening
November 29 at 2:00 PM
MONDAY MOVIE MATINEE: Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Carrie Rickey
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Speaker Series
December 1 at 6:00 PM
Why Food Matters
Paul Freedman
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Noon Talk
December 7 at 12:00 PM
219 in the 21st Century: The Athenaeum Embraces the Digital
Bruce Laverty
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Speaker Series
December 16 at 6:00 PM
Immigration and Metropolitan Revitalization in Philadelphia and Nationwide
Domenic Vitiello & A. K. Sandoval-Strausz
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Book Club
December 21 at 12:00 PM
Books with Beth: Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang
Beth Hessel
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