Arch Street Meeting House Receives Grant from Pew Center for Arts & Heritage


The Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to enable the creation of a new interpretative approach to The Arch Street Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark and Philadelphia’s first burial ground, along with the development of ambitious and innovative public programs.

Through collaboration with experts in the Philadelphia cultural community, Arch Street Meeting House will pilot projects to test which stories and themes, naturally associated with the historic meetinghouse, best engage primary and future audiences. The project will offer audiences an opportunity to experience and learn about Quaker history, values, and unique contributions to society

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About the Arch Street Meeting House
The Arch Street Meeting House, a National Historic Landmark, is an emblem of the impact and continuing relevance of Quakers in Pennsylvania and beyond. It was built in 1804 atop Philadelphia’s first burial ground, on land deeded to the Quakers by William Penn in 1701. Arch Street Meeting House aims to be the preeminent destination for experiencing and learning about Quaker contributions to society throughout history for thousands of visitors yearly from all around the world. The meetinghouse is open to the public for tours Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm. Reservations for group tours can be made at

About The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge sharing, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, and dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. The Center fulfills this mission by investing in ambitious, imaginative arts and heritage projects that showcase the region’s cultural vitality and enhance public life, and by engaging in an exchange of ideas concerning artistic and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural leaders. For more information, visit