Friends of St. Paul’s Elkins Park is a secular membership organization that promotes and produces special events, exhibits and programs of cultural and educational significance for the entire community.
The Friends organization is dedicated to preserving and maintaining the historic St. Paul’s Elkins Park site through fundraising, and by engaging public support of a social legacy that began with the abolitionist movement and continues today as an inclusive, multicultural gathering place!
- One of the most significant Abolitionist and Civil War historic sites in the Delaware Valley.
- The oldest house of worship in the Cheltenham area.
- The church with 13 spectacular stained glass windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
- A spiritual place connected with Amelia Earhart, the Gilded Age, the sinking of the Titanic, the founding of the Curtis Institute of Music, and many other historic events.
- The birthplace of WIBG Radio 99 – THE Philadelphia Top 40 radio station playing Rhythm and Blues music during the height of the Civil Rights era.
- The beautiful Community Gathering Place and Concert Hall.
- The active, multicultural and inclusive Episcopal Church with deep, historic roots.
The Friends of St. Paul’s Elkins Park is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to enhancing our Cheltenham community by engaging public support of a social legacy and historic site that began with the abolitionist movement, and continues today as an inclusive and multicultural gathering place. The Friends organization promotes and produces special events, exhibits, and programs of cultural and educational secular significance for our wider community, and raises funds to preserve and maintain its historic site.