Co-là-breith sona dhuit*: Robert Smith's 300th Birthday Celebration!

Date: 
Friday, January 14, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: 
Carpenters’ Hall 320 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia,, PA 19106
United States

 Robert Smith was Colonial America's leading architect and builder. He was born on January 14, 1722, in Dalkeith, Scotland. His extant work in Philadelphia includes Carpenters' Hall, the Powel House, St. Peter's Church and the steeple of Christ Church, and he also built Nassau Hall in Princeton and the Public Hospital in Williamsburg, among many others. He was also a devout patriot who designed Delaware River defenses to thwart British warships.

Join us for a festive, Scottish-themed celebration of the 300th anniversary of Robert Smith's birth. Chris Thomson, Counsellor with the Scottish Government USA, will be our special guest, and Bruce Laverty, architecture curator at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, will tell us about Smith's life and impact. Light fare, Scottish music and dancing, and of course whisky will round out the evening.

Ticket also includes a complimentary copy of the illustrated coffee-table book Robert Smith: Architect, Builder, Patriot 1722-1777 by Charles Peterson.

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