The historic colonial churchyard surrounding Old Pine Church retains many tombstones marking the burial location of some 3,000 late 18th and very early 19th century Philadelphians. Join us for this free guided churchyard tour to learn about the fascinating individuals buried here.
Daniel Campbell, Ph.D., and Temple Univ. student, Shane Arnold, explore the importance of “privateers,” or mercenaries at sea, and their role during the War for Independence. Plus, they’ll update you on current research being conducted on the lives of those patriots buried in Old Pine Street Church’s historic graveyard.
May 15th is the day Old Pine celebrates the wedding anniversary of Maestro Eugene Ormandy and his wife Margaret. They are buried in the Old Pine graveyard amid the remains of Revolutionary-era soldiers and colonial citizens. How did a diverse-faith couple come to be interred in a historic Presbyterian burial ground? Ormandy, a naturalized American citizen, was […]