Because of both an equipment malfunction and also concerns about potential COVID exposure, the Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation has postponed its Anniversary Party and Graveyard App Launch set for 6 p.m. Friday, April 26. The celebration has been rescheduled to 6 p.m. Friday, October 4, 2024.

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Have you ever wandered the graveyard at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and wondered about the people buried there? Now is your chance to find out.

The Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of our official Old Swedes Self-Guided Graveyard Tours app. This app is available for free and without advertisements in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. It can be used on smartphones and tablets.

Featuring interactive maps and over 80 biographical sketches, you will learn something new every time you visit Old Swedes’ Church. 

Plus, throughout the year, enjoy limited edition tours on special topics such as Women’s History Month, World Art Day, National Author’s Day and World Maritime Day.

There’s more. We’re also celebrating our 11 Year Anniversary as a non-profit organization. For $20, join us for a fun evening featuring graveyard tours, gourmet food, a silent auction and a wine tasting contest.

100% of the proceeds from ticket sales support the preservation and restoration of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church and its graveyard.

So come out, celebrate our anniversary, and learn how to use our new free app.

This app project was made possible thanks to the support of QVNA and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. We are also grateful to our volunteer board members who worked tirelessly on research, writing, designing and programming the app.

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