The American Catholic Historical Society’s annual Fall Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 19 features Dr. Zachary Schrag speaking about “The Fires of Philadelphia: The Nativist Riots of 1844.”
The social hour is 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 and the lecture at 7 p.m.
In May and July 1844, nativist mobs attacked Irish neighborhoods on the outskirts of Philadelphia, destroying two Catholic churches and ransacking a third.
In this talk, Schrag will tell the story of these riots, explaining their significance for Catholics and for all Americans.
He is a professor of history at George Mason University, author of four books and numerous articles on the history of cities, technology and public policy. His most recent book, “The Fires of Philadelphia: Citizen-Soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots Over the Soul of a Nation,” has just been published by Pegasus Books.
The lecture welcomes members and non-members, with the option for either in-person or online attendance.
In-person attendance is limited to 30 persons to avoid crowding.
Guests are required to wear masks while inside in the Society house unless actively eating (as per City of Philadelphia guidelines).
Prices for the dinner and lecture in person are $20 for members, $30 for non-members.
The lecture only via Zoom is free for members, $10 for non-members.
In-person registration will close once 30 people have registered for the event. If you cannot make the event, please notify ACHS by emailing email@example.com so that another individual may be welcomed.
For those choosing online registration, the event will be livestreamed on Zoom as a webinar.
Registrants will be provided with a link at registration and reminded the day before and day of the lecture.
Learn more about the ACHS, located at 263 S. 4th Street in Old City Philadelphia, at AMCHS.org.
Join the CatholicPhilly.com family
CatholicPhilly.com works to strengthen the connections between people, families and communities every day by delivering the news people need to know about the Catholic Church, especially in the Philadelphia region, and the world in which we live.
By your donation in any amount, you and hundreds of other people become part of our mission to inform, form in the Catholic faith and inspire the thousands of readers who visit every month.
Here is how you can help:
- A $100 gift allows us to present award-winning photos of Catholic life in our neighborhoods.
- A $50 gift enables us to cover a news event in a local parish, school or Catholic institution.
- A $20 gift lets us obtain solid faith formation resources that can deepen your spirituality and knowledge of the faith.
- A small, automated monthly donation means you can support us continually and easily.
Won't you consider making a gift today?
Please join in the church's vital mission of communications by offering a gift in whatever amount that you can ― a single gift of $40, $50, $100, or more, or a monthly donation. Your gift will strengthen the fabric of our entire Catholic community and sustain CatholicPhilly.com as your trusted news source. Thank you in advance!
Make your donation by credit card here:
Or make your donation by check:
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103