Old Pine Churchyard Offers Free Tours

Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours will follow social distancing guidelines PHILADELPHIA, July 1, 2020 – Instead of the usual parades and noisy fireworks celebrations, Old…

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Transcribers Needed

Old Pine Conservancy is seeking transcribers to read and interpret the handwritten sermons and letters of Rev. George Duffield. An important figure in the American Revolutionary War, Duffield holds a…

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Captain John Ross

Captain John Ross Born 1729 in Tain, Ross-shire, Scotland, died age 71, 1800 in Philadelphia. Came to Philadelphia, age 36 and immediately established a successful mercantile business. John married Clementina…

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Lore of the Liberty Bell

On July 8, 1776, William Hurry rang the State House bell for an hour…summoning hundreds of curious to hear the Declaration of Independence publicly read for the first time.

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Jared Ingersoll

Jared Ingersoll was a delegate from Pennsylvania to the Continental Congress. He is one of seven Presbyterians who signed the U. S. Constitution.

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Charles Pettit

Made aide to Gov. William Franklin while serving as a Lt. Col. in N.J. Militia, Charles Pettit became New Jersey’s first Secretary of State.

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