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Second Sundays at Christ Church

December 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Every Second Sunday we invite you to join the Christ Church Neighborhood Walking Tour and our free hands-on art activity. The hands-on art activity will run from 11 am to 1 pm and the walking tour will begin at noon! Meet at the Church for the walking tour and next door at the Neighborhood House for the hands-on art activity.

Christ Church Neighborhood Walking Tour: In Observation of Franklin (12 – 1 pm). Join us as we take a glimpse into the life of Benjamin Franklin and discuss his participation in and actions against the institution of slavery in colonial America. Recommended for teens and adults.

Put on your winter coats and walking shoes for an informative walk around Old City on Sunday, December 12 at noon. This month, we will be discussing the life of Benjamin Franklin and, more specifically, his shifting views on the enslavement and abolition of African people in colonial-era Philadelphia. While Franklin is often heralded as one of the few abolitionist Founding Fathers, he did not always believe in the civil liberties of African people. In fact, it was not until the last years of his life that he is noted to have significantly contributed to the abolitionist cause. Together, we will consider questions like, “How did Franklin participate in the institution of slavery?” “How did he contribute to the abolitionist cause?” Please join us.

Email Hannah Wallace to reserve your spot!

Additional Details:
Check in location: Christ Church at 2nd & Market Streets
Admission: $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under)
Capacity: 15 people
Tour Length: About 40 minutes outdoors (dependent upon the weather)
Walking Distance: 0.5 miles

12:00 – 12:10 pm: Check in at the Christ Church Gift Shop.
12:10 – 12:50 pm: Walking Tour
12:50 – 1:00 pm: Return to Christ Church and view our Gift Shop!

Hands-on art activity: Paint Your Own Mini Tea Cup and Saucer (11 am – 1 pm). This week will mark 248 years since the Boston Tea Party of 1773. In remembers of of this rebellious act against the crown, we invite you to come paint your own miniature ceramic tea cup and saucer at the Neighborhood House!

The non-toxic paint we use comes in marker form and is quick to dry!

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP needed!

Additional Details:
Check in location: Christ Church Neighborhood House at 20 N. American Street


December 12, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm