APT has an opportunity to shine on Thursday, December 12, when we will volunteer to answer phones during a WHYY radio pledge drive. Our shift runs 2-8 pm at the WHYY building, 150 North 6th Street (between Arch and Race Streets). Dinner will be provided. Participating members must be able to complete the entire shift. Contact […]
APT members are invited to visit Girard College on Monday, February 10, at 10 am. Fee to participate is $5 paid on the day of the event. If interested, contact Rick Heimann to register -- or 215-767-4583.
DUE TO COVID-19, THE LIVE LECTURE SERIES WAS CANCELLED AND OFFERED ON ZOOM INSTEAD, FOR FREE. -- The zoom recording for Caroline Golab's talk "Immigration in Philadelphia" can be accessed here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/3vVpMqHi90ZOZKPp61jRHYR8HJnaeaa8hiYdq_FfzUzIUFgZ-hQWZeuedJwyD6wM Password: 0I^q^?2$ -- Unfortunately there were technical difficulties, and Zara Anishanslin's talk "Women in Early Philadelphia" was not recorded. This year APT is […]
DUE TO COVID-19, THE LIVE LECTURE SERIES WAS CANCELLED AND OFFERED BY ZOOM INSTEAD, FOR FREE. -- The zoom recording of Joe Becton's talk "African Americans in Philadelphia" can be accessed here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/zuBJIazKp2dOcpXp9WLPZqdxNIPeaaa80XMe-PpYnUe7FmBLz0OAGmYRkrdz_W-D Password: 1B@whd&6 -- The zoom recording of Bob Skiba's talk "LBGTQ Philadelpia" can be accessed here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/68Ysd7r-_Wo3SNGU4wSDC6AtW9S6faqs1yNIqPVYmU3hAHgDOlGuZ7tEMbbSEsufSLoa0ERm21CMLMuk?continueMode=true Password: 8l@P9$mC This year APT […]
POSTPONED INDEFINITELY DUE TO COVID-19 A tour of the Masonic Temple is offered from 1:30-2:30 pm on Tuesday, March 24 for APT members. The Masonic Temple staff has graciously offered to do the tour for free. Those attending should let Bob Skiba know by March 22. Everyone will meet at the front desk at 1:15.
POSTPONED INDEFINITELY DUE TO COVID-19 Both tour guide training sessions are from 10 am - 12 pm at Philly's Gourmet Steaks. If you have purchased at least one individual lecture of the "Other Stories, Other Voices" series, you are eligible to attend the tour guide training techniques sessions for free. If not, there is a […]
POSTPONED INDEFINITELY DUE TO COVID-19 Last December, APT members arrived at the studios of WHYY to volunteer our time assisting in a pledge drive. The day coincided with a live broadcast of the impeachment hearings, and the fundraising campaign was preempted. The result was that the hoped for attention to our organization did not materialize. […]
POSTPONED INDEFINITELY DUE TO COVID-19 The APT Certification written exam, based mainly on information in the Tour Guides Handbook, covers the history, people, and places of importance in Philadelphia. It tests knowledge of the basic facts about the city that any guide giving solid, professional tours of both the Historic District and Center City would know. […]
On Wed. June 24, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) offers a lecture by its president, Judy Smith, "From Philadelphia to the NJ Pine Barrens: Ironmaster Charles Read." She will chronicle the history of her Medford Lakes neighborhood and its ties to Philadelphia while focusing on Charles Read's quest to become the greatest ironmaster […]
A recording of this talk can be found on the APT Facebook page and APT YouTube page. On Wed. July 22, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) offers a lecture by director-at-large Dick Furstein, "Monuments in Public Space: A History of Philadelphia’s Statuary." His talk explores monuments in Philadelphia from the pre-European period to […]