Arch Street Friends Meeting House  320 Arch Street The land for the meetinghouse was used as a burial ground from as early as the late 17the century but William Penn formally deeded the land to the Society of Friends in 1701.   There may have been early wooden structures on the site, but the existing meetinghouse  … Read more

In March 1957, Dr. Samuel Booth Sturgis, Governor of the Swedish Colonial Society, gave a talk on the subject manners and customs. Although an interesting “take” on the comportment of the Swedes in Colonial era North America, the language and content of the lecture also provides an interesting “snap shot” of mid-twentieth century social sensibilities.  … Read more