Join us for a special joint program for a behind-the-scenes and behind-the-walls look at the historic buildings and archival collections of neighboring St. Joseph’s Prep and Girard College.
Saturday, October 23, 10-12:30
Girard College, 2101 South College Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19121
St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, 1733 Girard Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130
RSVP info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archives-along-girard-avenue-girard-college-and-the-gesu-tickets-170433850234
More info: www.foundershall.org; https://www.sjprep.org/about-us/history
Join us for a special joint program for a behind-the-scenes look at the historic buildings and archival collections of neighboring St. Joseph’s Prep and Girard College, exploring the fascinating (and sometimes intertwined) histories of these unique institutions and the neighborhood they share. From Catholic churches to civil rights, from food to fires, there’s a lot to explore.
The tour will begin at 10 AM at the Church of the Gesu at the Prep. It will feature a historical tour of the Gesu and a look at archival materials from both institutions, not typically on display, with Prep history faculty Bill Conners and Leo Vaccaro and Girard College Director of Historical Resources Kathy Haas. Afterwards, participants will have the option to join a two block walk to Girard College; our walk will be informative along the way and will end in front of the Girard College gates with a discussion of the Girard campus and history.
Please see the Eventbrite link to register and for logistical information.