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December 2019

APT Elections and Holiday Party

December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Philly’s Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The APT December meeting will be held on Wednesday December 11, 7-9 pm, at Philly's Gourmet Steaks (Mimi's), 114 Market Street. Join us to elect Board members for 2020 and ring in the holiday season with good company.

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January 2020

APT January Meeting

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Philly’s Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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The APT January meeting will be held on Wednesday January 15, 7-9 pm, at Philly’s Gourmet Steaks (Mimi’s), 114 Market Street. Join us for an organizational planning meeting - we'll establish committees and set goals for the year. This is a great chance to get involved in APT activities! Network, make new friends, and promote our organization and great city more effectively. Meetings are open to aspiring and working tour guides as well as anyone with an interest in Philadelphia-focused…

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February 2020

“Philadelphia’s Rock ‘n’ Roll History” with Jack McCarthy

February 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Philly’s Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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On Wed. Feb. 12, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will hold its monthly meeting. It kicks off at 7 pm with a lecture by archivist and historian Jack McCarthy, "Philadelphia's Rock 'n' Roll History." The organizational meeting will follow. Jack specializes in three areas of Philadelphia history: music, business and industry, and Northeast Philadelphia. He regularly writes, lectures, and gives tours on these subjects. His book In the Cradle of Industry and Liberty: A History of Manufacturing in Philadelphia was published…

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March 2020

“Jewelers’ Row 1795-2020” with Bob Skiba

March 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Philly’s Gourmet Steaks, 114 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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On Wed. March 11, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will hold its monthly meeting. It kicks off at 7 pm with a lecture by APT Vice President Bob Skiba, "Jewelers' Row 1795-2020." Bob Skiba is a founding member of APT, former President, and current Vice President, as well as curator of the John J. Wilcox Jr. LGBT Archives at the William Way Center, https://thegayborhoodguru.wordpress.com/about-the-author/. Meetings are open to aspiring and working tour guides as well as anyone with an…

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July 2020

“The Inequality in Bronze Project” with Dennis Pickeral

July 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  A recording of this talk can be found on the APT Facebook page and APT YouTube page. On Wed. July 8, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will hold its monthly meeting. It kicks off at 7 pm with a lecture by Dennis Pickeral, executive director at Stenton in Germantown. He will cover the "Inequality in Bronze Project," a project begun in 2018 to create a memorial for a once enslaved woman Dinah who saved the Stenton house…

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January 2021

“Elfreth’s Alley During the Pandemic” with Associate Director Ted Maust

January 13, 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. January 13, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will hold its first monthly meeting of 2021. It kicks off at 7 pm with a lecture, "Elfreth's Alley During the Pandemic," by Associate Director of the Elfreth's Alley Museum, Ted Maust. Join us to learn of the exciting new endeavors at one of historic Philadelphia's most beloved landmarks! In February of 2019,…

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February 2021

“Storytelling from the Archives” by history professor Kenneth Finkel

February 10, 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. February 10, the Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides (APT) will kick off its monthly meeting at 7 pm with a lecture, "Storytelling from the Archives," by Temple University history professor Kenneth Finkel. For nearly a decade, Ken Finkel has been “excavating” and researching images from the city archives and presenting his findings at the PhillyHistory blog. Some were presented in his 2018 book, Insight Philadelphia.…

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December 2021

Elections and Holiday Cheer

December 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Recording of candidate presentations is available on the APT YouTube channel. On Wednesday, December 8, at 7 pm, APT will hold its monthly meeting on zoom. The meeting will open with statements by candidates for APT Board officer and director-at-large positions. The elections process is a little different this year due to covid concerns; more information is here. Following that will be some holiday fun. Members are invited to wear their most festive hats and glasses! APT meetings are open…

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