Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Carpenters Hall

This month we are featuring the beautiful Carpenters Hall. Great for corporate events, and small gatherings. Our Sales Executive Sarah Blackwell, had the pleasure of chatting with Alicia Bono (Marketing Developer) to gain some insight on what it’s like to work at such an amazing venue.

 

1. My most memorable event to date was a recent celebration regarding achievements within the Sciences. The decor elements – color scheme, flowers, and locally sourced menu all combined to make an incredibly elegant (and delicious!) presentation which paired wonderfully with the Hall. The guests were scholars and supporters from all over the world, and they took an immense interest in The Carpenters’ Company’s antique book collection upstairs in the library. Lots of enthusiastic conversation ensued; they were a wonderful crowd to host and their enjoyment was apparent. Nights like that provide true job satisfaction.
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2. I really enjoy the stillness and quiet of the mornings in the nearly 250 year old Georgian building, before the hours of visitation. It’s surrounded by Independence National Historical Park, which is one of the most lovely urban national parks, so the Hall looks almost like a country estate in the heart of the city. Its interesting to imagine the known events that took place here: the delegates of the First Continental Congress deliberating, Ben Franklin lending out his books upstairs. I’m sure the Hall holds many secrets that will remain forever concealed within history.
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3. Fun Facts about Carpenters’ Hall – Constructed in 1774 by an early American trade guild of Master Builders known as The Carpenters’ Company, Carpenters’ Hall is one of the earliest and for some time was the largest rental venue in Philadelphia. What many people don’t know is that the Hall is still owned and operated by the The Carpenters’ Company today; they meet in the Hall 4 times each year, their priority being to preserve it for generations to come. They open the doors of the Hall to some 150,000 visitors yearly to share their unique role within American history, free of admission. The hall is still available for event rentals for corporations and non-profit organizations.
A few more facts should you have interest:
Carpenters’ Hall has hosted and been temporary home to many venerable organizations such as:
The First Continental Congress
Ben Franklin’s Library Company
The American Philosophical Society
The First War Department
The First Bank of the United States
The Second Bank of the United States
The Musical Fund Society
The Franklin Institute
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For information please contact ChristyThompson at 215.925.0167 or email christythompson@carpentershall.com