Events archive


Saturday, October 2, 2021, 11:00am-5:00pm: Revolutionary Germantown Festival

Self-guided tours: how do we remember a battle?

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 10am: Back to School at the Old Schoolhouse

School supply donation event.

Sunday, July 4, 2021, 2pm: July 4 Bell-ringing ceremony

Special exhibition and event with Cassandra Stancil Gunkel.

June 16-July 10, 2021: Special Exhibition:

Black Lives Matter / Racism Kills: An Exhibition of Fiber Art by Cassandra Stancil Gunkel.

More information.

Saturday, June 19, 2021: Juneteenth Festival and performances of The Slave Narratives by Grounded Theatre Company.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 7:00pm: online presentation (via Zoom) Admission free.

Two Educational Stories: Germantown’s Concord School House and The Old Academy in East Falls

Steve Peitzman and John Pollack

View event announcement. Co-sponsored by the East Falls Historical Society and the Concord School House and Upper Burying Ground.


October 3, 2020: Revolutionary Germantown Festival, reimagined

How do we remember a battle, a war, a revolution? A self-guided tour.

More information about the Revolutionary Germantown Festival. Download self-guided walking tour.

August 22, 2020: Back to School

With social distancing guidelines in place, we welcomed 55 adults and 15 children. We are grateful to our sponsors: 6300 Block Business Alliance; Elfant Wissahickon Realtors; New Covenant Church of Philadelphia. View flyer for this event. View photos of this event.

July 4, 2020: Special Performance: Jahzeer Terrell, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

We gratefully acknowledge the Pennsylvania Abolition Society for grant funding in support of this program. More information. Watch on YouTube

Also: Read reflections on this event by Jackie Jonas.

Juneteenth 2020: Virtual Performance of "The Slave Narratives"

We are pleased to present a virtual performance of "The Slave Narratives: 400 Years of Resilience." We gratefully acknowledge the Pennsylvania Abolition Society for grant funding in support of this program. More information. View program. Watch on Facebook | Watch on YouTube


August 17, 2019: 10th annual Back to School Supply donation event

126 children and 78 adults visited and received supplies for the new school year. More information.

July 4, 2019: The Poetry of Freedom

Following the annual bell-ringing ceremony, a group of poets from our region joined together to read their work, and the work of Walt Whitman, in a series of reflections on the meanings of freedom. More information. View photos and video of this event.

June 15, 2019: Juneteenth

For the 2019 Juneteenth Festival, The Johnson House and the Concord School House and Upper Burying Ground of Germantown present a site specific performance of The Slave Narratives: 400 Years of Resilience, performed by the Grounded Theatre Company. Based on interviews of formerly enslaved people gathered during the 1930s, the play provides a window into their lives during and after slavery. Further information. View the program. View photos of this event.