American Catholic Historical Society

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American Catholic Historical Society
American Catholic Historical Society is listed in the Churches category in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Displayed below is the only current social network for American Catholic Historical Society which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of American Catholic Historical Society on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 80.

Contact information for American Catholic Historical Society is:
263 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-5752

"American Catholic Historical Society" - ZapScore Report

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American Catholic Historical Society has an overall ZapScore of 80. This means that American Catholic Historical Society has a higher ZapScore than 80% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is 28 and in the Churches category is 42. Learn more about ZapScore

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Come join us at 2pm on Sunday for a great talk about Confederate Civil War chaplain, Rev. James Sheeran. Free and open to the public!
Irish-born Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R. (1817-1881), was chaplain to the 14th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederacy, one of only a few dozen Catholic chaplains commissioned for the Confederacy and one of only two who kept a journal. Highlighting his exploits from 1862 through 1865, the journal tells…

Join us next Sunday, May 21 for a talk on Civil War chaplain, Rev. James Sheeran. 2pm. Free and open to the public! RSVP via the link.
Irish-born Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R. (1817-1881), was chaplain to the 14th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederacy, one of only a few dozen Catholic chaplains commissioned for the Confederacy and one of only two who kept a journal. Highlighting his exploits from 1862 through 1865, the journal tells…

American Catholic Historical Society shared The Historical Society of Tacony's photo.
St. Vincent's Orphanage, Tacony.
THIS MONTH IN TACONY HISTORY.....After acquiring 48 acres of land bounded by the Delaware River, Monroe Street (now Princeton), Township Line Road (now Cottman) and the railroad, the Tacony Cottage Association, a subcommittee of Saint Vincent's Orphan Asylum, advertised a public auction of lots subdivided from land surrounding its proposed facility. The lots were sold on May 13th, 1855 and made up a part of Old Tacony which no longer exists except for the remains of the Orphanage. The advertisement offered river-cottage lots measuring 50' x 200' and smaller lots averaging 20' x 150'. The ad read, "This new settlement, with which every advantage is connected, is accessible at each hour of the day by railroad and by steamboat, a depot and wharf being nearby...Ye all who pay high rents in a corner of the city and breathe pestiferous air, soon losing dollars and life, come to Tacony.... the land is very good and the fruit of the smallest melon is much larger than that of the thickest and highest oak tree!" Seen here is the exterior of the Orphanage circa 1923 with a few young residents in the foreground--

New research into the admission books at Eastern State Penitentiary holds some interesting information, including on the Irish in mid-19th century Philadelphia. "Some of [minister] Larcombe's assessments convey the anti-Catholicism of the time. Philadelphia was the scene of two anti-immigrant riots in 1844, during which mobs targeted Catholic churches and Irish homes."
The American Philosophical Society's library holds four fascinating admissions books offering details on prisoners held at Philadelphia's Eastern State ...

Mark your calendars. Join us on Sunday, May 21 at 2pm for a book talk by ACHS board member Patrick Hayes. He'll be talking about the life and diary of confederate Civil War chaplain, Rev. James Sheeran. The event is free and open to the public, but kindly register via the link to let us know you're coming!
Irish-born Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R. (1817-1881), was chaplain to the 14th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederacy, one of only a few dozen Catholic chaplains commissioned for the Confederacy and one of only two who kept a journal. Highlighting his exploits from 1862 through 1865, the journal tells…