From Phila. Homey to GTown Boy: The Incredible Existence of Samuel Buckley Morris and How It Forever Changed the World

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:10am - 12:50am
Merchants' Exchange Building - Training Room 143 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Rembrandt Peale introduced Samuel Buckley Morris to Philadelphia when the artist displayed the four-year-old child’s portrait in the Columbianum exhibition.  Born into the landed gentry of the federal city, young, precocious Samuel had a cosmopolitan upbringing.  Yet in his middle years, Morris reinvented himself.  Why?  This rollicking account of his fascinating life follows Morris through the early Republic and the Napoleonic Wars, across the Delaware and over the high seas, from urban mansion to country seat.  Thrill to the story of how Samuel turned his adversities into triumphs and became, in his quiet way, a crusader for social justice whose ideas and actions influenced education, financial and civic institutions and psychiatry for centuries to come.

Doris Fanelli is the Chief of the Cultural Resources Management Division at Independence National Historical Park.  She has worked at the park for 39 years.  Her doctorate is in Folklore from Indiana University.  Her Master’s is in Early American Culture from the University of Delaware’s Winterthur Program



Event Type: 
Community Events
Arts and Culture
Folk Arts/Culture
Cultural Exchange
Global Region: 
North America
Global Region: 
American (United States)