Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Hitherto Invincible: How Three Generations of Barkers Helped Build America

Join local history author and Society Vice President Thomas Wieckowski and WHYY Producer, Karen Smyles for a discussion of Wieckowski’s latest book on three generations of the Barker family of Chelten Hills. 

Family luminaries include Abraham, president of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and an ardent abolitionist, Anna, a central figure in the Transcendentalist movement and wife of the co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Wharton, US Presidential candidate and international banker honored for his international achievements. 

Copies of the book will be available for sale following the event ($25 per copy) and the author will be pleased to sign the book.

Lectures start at 7:30PM

Lectures are FREE and open to the public.

Abington Friends Meeting, The John Barnes Room

520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown

Masks ARE required to attend and there will be NO refreshments following the lectures.

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The lecture series is sponsored by a grant from the Jenkinstown Lyceum. For more information please call the Old York Road Historical Society at 215-886-8590.