The Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides Lecture Series


Monday Evenings, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
February 3 through March 31, 2014
Conducted by the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT)

This series of nine lectures and two techniques workshops covers key events in Philadelphia history, culture and architecture, as well as significant sites and noted residents – from Lenape Natives to modern leaders. The lecturers are among the region’s top experts on the subjects covered. APT guides will also share their special anecdotes and the behind-the-scenes lore which has earned them plaudits as among America’s best.

Whether you decide to become a certified Philadelphia Tour Guide, or just want to learn more about this fascinating city, you will enjoy A Guide’s View of Philadelphia.

The lectures will take place in the Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent.

Lecture Series

February 3  Introduction and Philadelphia Overview
Ken Hinde, Guide, Consultant, Lecturer
Tour Director (ret.) , Foundation for Architecture
February 10 William Penn, The Lenape and Early Philadelphia
Daniel Richter, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Recent publication: Before the Revolution: America’s Ancient Pasts
February 17 Franklin’s Philadelphia
George Boudreau, Assoc. Professor, Penn State University
Author: Independence: A Guide to Historic Philadelphia
February 24 Early Capital to Athens of America
Charlene Mires, Professor, Rutgers University—Camden
Editor: The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia
Author: Independence Hall in American Memory
March 3 African Americans: Slavery, Freedom & Leadership
Diane D. Turner, Curator, Charles L. Blockson Collection
Author: A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and
Emancipation in the Antebellum City
March 10 The Civil War and the Great Centennial
Anthony Waskie, Professor, Temple University
Author: Philadelphia and the Civil War: Arsenal of the Union
March 17 The 19th Century City: Industrial Powerhouse
Jeffrey A. Cohen, Senior Lecturer, Bryn Mawr College
Specialist in architecture and in the Gilded Age in Philadelphia
March 24 The Parkway and the Modern City
David B. Brownlee, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Author: Building the City Beautiful: The Benjamin Franklin
Parkway and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
March 31 Philadelphia Today and Tomorrow
Meryl Levitz, President and CEO, Visit Philadelphia
Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor, Philadelphia Homepage