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Great Talks at Gloria Dei
Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation
Through storytelling and interviews, we will explore events in Philadelphia's early history and how these tales still resonate today.
Dec 17, 2020
The Carpenters’ Company and Religious Buildings in Old Philadelphia
In this episode, Alex Palma, Assistant Director of Carpenters’ Hall, shares the history behind America’s oldest trade guild — the Carpenters’ Company — and its impact on Philadelphia’s religious architectural landscape.
Aug 4, 2020
The Confinement of John Herriges
In this episode, psychologist and author, Dr. Paul Grant, recounts a scandalous event in 19th century Philadelphia involving the confinement of an individual who suffered from mental health challenges.
Apr 22, 2020
A Raging Fever Killed Thousands in 1790s Philadelphia
In this episode, author and historian Michael Schreiber tells us about a mysterious killer — yellow fever — which ravaged Philadelphia and its adjacent suburbs in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.