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Date Title/Topic Speaker Introduction
2020-02-27  Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds Nancy Moses Beth Hessel
2020-02-06  “Virtues that Matter: from Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women to Shakespeare’s Hamlet” Holly A. Crocker Beth Hessel
2020-01-08  The Heart of the City: Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a New Century Alexander Garvin Beth Hessel
2019-12-04   “Fact and Fiction in the Writing of Histories” Madeline Miller, Patrick Spero Beth Hessel
2019-11-21  Bitterroot: The Life and Death of Meriwether Lewis Patricia Tyson Stroud Beth Hessel
2019-10-29  “Philadelphia and the World’s Water Crisis: Local Solutions to a Global Challenge” Scott Moore Beth Hessel
2019-10-24  The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father Janny Scott Beth Hessel
2019-10-10  "Diana Reigns: How Philadelphia Saved the Golden Goddess" Suzanne Hinman Beth Hessel
2019-09-25  "Louis Magaziner and Julian Abele: The Story of an Unusual Friendship" Amy Cohen Bruce Laverty
2019-09-12  "Designing for the Dead: Art and Architecture at Philadelphia Cemeteries" Tom Keels Beth Hessel
2019-06-12  “The Athenaeum and the History of Libraries” Peter Conn  
2019-06-07  Necessary People Anna Pitoniak Peter Conn
2019-06-06  "The Evolution of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society" Ted Maust Matt Rader
2019-06-03  “The Past, Present and Future of APS”  Slides Robert Hauser Peter Conn
2019-05-29  “Reinvigorating Citizenship in the Birthplace of American Democracy”   Larry Platt Peter Conn
2019-05-23  Circe Madeline Miller Peter Conn
2019-05-20  “Who Do You Think You Are? A Critic Responds” Maureen Corrigan Peter Conn
2019-05-13  "The Book of Job, God on Trial" Steven Weitzman Peter Conn
2019-05-09  Ladysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century Lorene Cary Peter Conn
2019-04-08  “Makers of Modern Architecture: A Critic’s Journey” Martin Filler Peter Conn
2019-03-13  “A Monument to Shakespeare in the Nation’s Capital.” Michael Witmore Peter Conn
2019-03-06  “The Past, Present, and Future of the Library Company” Michael Barsanti Peter Conn
2019-02-28  “Thinking about Thoreau in an Age of Resistance” Steven Conn Peter Conn
2019-02-22  “Preparing for the Unknown” Bob Perkins Peter Conn
2018-11-08  Reclaiming Our “Lost” Founding Father, Dr. Benjamin Rush
Stephen Fried George Wohlreich, MD, Peter Conn
2018-09-26  Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Erica Armstrong Dunbar  Peter Conn
2018-09-12  Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm,  and the Sinking of El Faro Rachel Slade Peter Conn
2018-06-27  Manhattan Beach Jennifer Egan  Peter Conn
2018-05-11  “What Does the City Beautiful Mean for the 21st Century City?” Paul Goldberger Timothy Rub
2018-03-15  Be Seated Laurie Olin Peter Conn
2018-02-28  Ardrossan: The Last Great Estate on The Main Line David Nelson Wren Robert Linck, Peter Conn
2018-02-07  Philadelphia: Finding The Hidden City Nathaniel Popkin, Peter Woodall, Andrew Ferrett Peter Conn
2017-11-06  "Philadelphia's Public Schools" Superintendent William R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D. Peter Conn
2017-10-25  Sesqui! Greed, Graft, and the Forgotten World’s Fair of 1926 Thomas H. Keels Peter Conn
2017-09-22  Real Philadelphia:
Selections from the Robert M. Skaler Postcard Collection
Robert Skaler, Bruce Laverty Peter Conn

Roger W. Moss Symposium-Engine of Change: Railroads in American Society
2017-04-28  Railroad History: What’s Next? Walter Licht Peter Conn
2017-04-29  Cross Ties Across Town: The Impact of the Railroad on Urban Design in Downtown Philadelphia Bruce Laverty Peter Conn
2017-04-29  How Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe RR Civilized the West—
One Meal at a Time
Stephen Fried Peter Conn
2017-04-29  The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and A. Philip Randolph’s Vision of Racial Advancement Cornelius Bynum Peter Conn
2017-04-29  Picturing Railroads Peter Conn  

2017-04-03  The New Bedroom City: How Philadelphia’s Frenzied Rowhouse Boom is Suburbanizing the City, Changing Neighborhood Dynamics, and Homogenizing the Urban Landscape
Inga Saffron Peter Conn
2017-02-22  Architecture and Justice Sean Kelley Peter Conn
2017-02-01  What a Director Sees Timothy Rub Robert Linck, Peter Conn
2017-01-18  City of Refuge: Separatists and Utopian Town Planning Michael J. Lewis Robert Linck, Peter Conn
2016-11-16  Central Banking and Its Discontents? Patrick Harker Robert Linck, Peter Conn
2016-11-02  Immigration in Philadelphia Howard Gillette, Caroline Golab,
Charlene Mires, Dominic Vitiello
Peter Conn