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“Religious Cults in Philadelphia” with author Thom Nickels

April 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A recording of the talk is available on the APT Facebook page and APT YouTube channel

On Wed. April 14, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will kick off its monthly meeting at 7 pm with a lecture, “From Mother Divine to the Corner Swami: Religious Cults in Philadelphia,” by author of the book by the same name, Thom Nickels.

Thom Nickels is a Philadelphia based author/journalist/playwright and a recipient of the 2005 Philadelphia AIA Lewis Mumford Award for Architectural Journalism. He’s the author of fifteen books including Literary Philadelphia (2015), the novel SPORE (2014), Philadelphia Architecture (2005) and Philadelphia Mansions (2017). He writes for City Journal, New York, the Philadelphia Irish Edition, the Philadelphia Free Press and Delaware Valley Journal.

On Wednesday, April 14th he’ll be talking about his latest book, “From Mother Divine to the Corner Swami; Religious Cults in Philadelphia,” published in 2020 by Arcadia: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781634992633.

Following the talk will be the APT meeting and some social time on zoom. APT meetings are open to aspiring and working tour guides as well as anyone with an interest in Philadelphia-focused history. For the foreseeable future all meetings are free for anyone and all are welcome!

APT has decided to waive 2021 membership fees for all 2020 members. New members are welcome to register for 2021 on the APT website. https://phillyguides.org/apt-membership-2/


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April 14, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm