Come behind the wall and find out more about one of Philadelphia’s richest and most influential citizens and the legacy of the unique school he founded.
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12-3 p.m.
Founder’s Hall, Girard College
2101 S. College Ave, Philadelphia PA 19121
Come behind the wall and enjoy Founder’s Hall and its remarkable archival and object collections. Staff at this 100-foot tall Greek revival landmark will be offering complimentary tours showcasing materials from Stephen Girard, one of the richest Americans of all time, and the unprecedented school he endowed for disadvantaged youth. Explore treasures ranging from a letter from President Monroe asking for a loan to records of school dining hall cuisine. Tours of the collections, located on the 2nd floor, will be offered every 45 minutes. Self guided tours are available continuously on the first floor. Please note that stairs are unavoidable in Founder’s Hall.