Dedication of Historical Marker at Arch Street Meeting House

Arch Street Meeting House

On July 27, during the Democratic National Convention, a ceremony was held at the Arch Street Meeting House to dedicate a historic marker that has since been installed along Arch Street, east of Fourth Street. It is the first such marker issued by the City of Philadelphia, and reads: PHILADELPHIA CONFERENCE On February 23-25, 1979, about 300 activists from across …

Philadelphia Tribune Reports on New Historical Marker Honoring Anthony Benezet

Arch Street Meeting House, Communications

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission unveiled a new historical marker honoring Anthony Benezet (1713–1784). Benezet is remembered as a Quaker abolitionist and advocate for the education of women and African Americans. The Philadelphia Tribune published a news story covering the dedication ceremony that commemorated his life and work: “The dedication event organized by the Monthly …

Quaker Abolitionist Anthony Benezet To Be Honored With State Historic Marker

Arch Street Meeting House, Peace & Social Concerns

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is unveiling an historical marker to commemorate the life and work of Anthony Benezet (1713-1784), a Quaker abolitionist and pioneer in the education of women and African Americans.  The dedication event organized by the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 11:00AM.   The ceremony is free …