Stenton- Online Talk: An Atlantic Life: James Logan of Lurgan and Philadelphia

17nov2:30 pmStenton- Online Talk: An Atlantic Life: James Logan of Lurgan and Philadelphia2:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

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An Atlantic Life: James Logan of Lurgan and Philadelphia

Hosted by Lurgan Townscape Heritage Initiative (UK)

An illustrated Zoom presentation, live from Philadelphia will explore the life of Ulster-Scots Quaker James Logan (1674-1751), whose migratory Atlantic life took him from a boyhood in Lurgan, Ireland, to the port of Bristol in England, and ultimately to the “Wilds of Pennsylvania” in America. There he exercised power and influence, becoming the leading colonial administrator in the province, while accumulating great wealth from Atlantic trade. Logan's success was monumentalised through the construction and furnishing of his fine country mansion called Stenton, near Germantown, Philadelphia, which today is recognised as a National Historic Landmark and operates as an historic house attraction.

This special presentation will be provided by Laura C. Keim, the current curator of Stenton, whose slides will also provide a visual tour of the house, highlighting objects and furnishings, as well as selections from Logan’s exceptional colonial library at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The house displays the relative worldliness of a leading 18th-century Pennsylvania Quaker merchant with roots in Ireland.

The talk is free to view but pre-registration is required. To register your interest please complete the Eventbrite form providing an e-mail address. A link to the Zoom presentation will then be e-mailed to you.

Please note the talk will start at:

2.30pm (EST - East Coast, USA time) and 7.30pm (GMT - UK Time)

Registration available HERE.  



November 17, 2020 2:30 pm(GMT+00:00)



Stenton is one of the earliest, best-preserved, and most authentic historic houses in Philadelphia. Completed in 1730 as a country-seat, plantation house for James Logan - Secretary to William Penn; merchant, politician, justice, scientist, and scholar – Stenton was home to six generations of the Logan family, as well as a diverse community of servants and enslaved Africans, including Dinah, who lived and worked at Stenton for over 60 years. Furnished with 18th- and 19th-century Logan family objects, and remaining in little-altered condition, a visit to Stenton offers an unparalleled experience of early Pennsylvania.

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