Events & Programs
Throughout each year, we schedule a variety of programs and events to enliven the historic Meetinghouse and tell the stories of this special place.
Here are some of our regularly scheduled events. You can also check our calendar for additional events and programs.
October 2, 2015 Genealogy Meetup
On Friday, October 2 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM, let’s gather at the historic 1770 Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse to explore family histories. Whether you share a genealogy connection with Germantown Mennonites or have an interest in colonial Philadelphia history, come hear stories and share resources as we help fill in the gaps of Germantown Mennonite history.
Registration includes event admission, light refreshments, limited edition print of Meetinghouse ($25 value), and Colonial Germantown Mennonites book ($15 value).
Early Bird registration until September 25—$40 After September 25—$50
Event made possible with support from Historic Germantown, Genealogy Society of Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia Cultural Fund.
Second Saturdays in Historic Germantown
Sixteen historic sites in the local area, including the historic 1770 Mennonite Meetinghouse, are all open for tours from 12-4 p.m. every "Second Saturday" from May-October. You may pay admission at each site you visit, or purchase a Historic Germantown Passport ($15/individual, $25/family) from any site, which grants one-time admission to all sites for a full year from the date of purchase.
For more information, visit the Historic Germantown website.
Download the Historic Germantown brochure.
Christmas Candlelight Carol Service
An annual tradition, based on the simplicity of Christmas celebrations of years gone by. Join us on the first Saturday evening in December (December 5, 2015) as we celebrate with carols and fellowship in the timeless setting of the Historic Meetinghouse. Expect a cappella congregational singing, scripture readings, musical contributions by special guests from a variety of Mennonite traditions, a beautiful candle lighting during the singing of Silent Night, and seasonal refreshments to follow. Free admission - all are welcome!
Music at the Meetinghouse
GMHT has hosted a variety of intimate concerts by professional musicians in the historic Meetinghouse. Past artists have included Ben Arnold, Dawn Hiatt, Birdie Busch, Marty Grosz, Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band, and Paula Johns & Trio. Check our calendar for upcoming concerts. Search #MeetinghouseMusic on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for posting about past concerts.
TreePhilly Yard Tree Giveaway - May 9, 2015
Support provided in part by
Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust - 6133 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144 - (215) 843-0943 - firstname.lastname@example.org