• The Swiss American Historical Society meets annually, on the second Saturday in October.
  • In 2015 we will be meeting in New York City. Washington, D.C. will host the meeting in 2016.

2014 Meeting Agenda

My Dear Fellow Members of the Swiss American Historical Society,

You are cordially invited to attend the


At the Athenaeum of Philadelphia

219 South Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106



  • 9:00 a.m.    Arrival and informal gathering, coffee, rolls
  • 9:30 a.m.    Business Meeting
  • 12:00 p.m.   Lunch at City Tavern
  • 1:30 p.m.  “Heinrich Wirz” presented by Prof. Albert Winkler, Ph.D.
  • 3:00 p.m.   “History through Multiple Lenses: Leo Schelbert’s Contribution to the Swiss-American Historical Society” presented by Marianne Burkhard, Ph.D.
  • 3:30  Break
  • 4:00 p.m.  “Blessed are the Peacemakers: the Unfinished Project of J.J. Bachofen and the Micro-wars on the Home Front” presented by Professor Marsha Robinson
  • 5:00 p.m.   Departure

Since we will be honoring Prof. Leo Schelbert this year, I felt we should be a bit more festive. We will have a fine prix lunch at the City Tavern, which features cuisine from the American colonial period. If you wish to attend, please choose one of the following for lunch:

  • Corn chowder, green salad, fillet of salmon or colonial beef pie, chocolate mousse cake
  • Pepperpot soup, green salad, beef or crab cakes or chicken breast, creme brulee
  • Green salad, turkey pot pie, fresh fruit cobbler

City Tavern is a ten minute walk from the Athenaeum. Independence Hall is a block away.

Please remit $25.00 to help offset the cost of lunch, rent, and catering. I regret that on-stie parking is limited to three spaces (one of which is reserved for the handicapped).

Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014. You may contact me.
phone: 302-255-9164
postal address: 55 Twin Pine Way / Glen Mills, PA 19342

I hope to see many of you there.

Fred Gillespie,

President of the Swiss American Historical Society

2 thoughts on “Meetings”

  1. I enjoyed the meeting and seeing everyone there. I am looking forward to 2013 in Washington D.C.

  2. Sitting in Philadelphia for the 2014 meeting. It is great to see everyone here.

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