2018 Conference - Philadelphia PA
Wednesday, February 21, 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Note: All Tours subject to a $30 charge and a minimum of 6 participants. Tour proceeds benefit the NFTGA.
2:00PM – 4:30PM African American History Tour
Meet in Wyndham Historic District Lobby
Nationally recognized African American History veteran guide Joe Becton tour covers "Seizing Freedom," Mother Bethel, "Birth Place of the AME Church," Presidents House, Congo Square/Washington Square, Site of Richard Allen's House, Sara and Anna Allen's House, Site of St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church, Absalom Jones House, Pennsylvania Anti Slavery Society Office, Site of the American Anti Slavery Society 1833 Meeting
2:00PM – 4:00PM Union League Tour – Rare guided tour inside this historic private club. Jim Mundy
Meet at the Union League 140 S. Broad Street Philadelphia
The Union League of Philadelphia is the city's pre-eminent Civil War institution and private city club. Organized on December 27, 1862 the League was founded as a patriotic social society to suppress the Rebellion and support President Abraham Lincoln. A tour of the League House includes the art, architecture, and history of one of most symbolic buildings in Philadelphia. On view are the 300 paintings and sculptures in the art collection, spread throughout the three sections of the clubhouse erected in 1865 (John Fraser architect, Second Empire style), and 1910, and 1911 (Beaux Arts style), designed by the city's renowned architect and League member Horace Trumbauer. While on the tour, the history of the League will unfold as a compliment to the art and architecture.
Dress Code for men: Jacket and collared shirt.
Dress Code for women: Dresses, blouses and skirts.