Monthly Lectures

Monthly lectures are usually held on the third Saturday of each month (except in the summer and December), at 2:00 PM at the Community College of Philadelphia's Main campus in Center City Philadelphia, PA. Exceptions are noted below.
NOTE: The Community College of Philadelphia is now requiring visitors to sign in with photo ID. This includes PhACT meetings. Please allow extra time when coming to meetings to complete this process.
Parking is available for $4.00 in the college parking garage on 17th St. The garage is open until 6 PM. Note: Free parking in the Bonnell lot across the street is no longer available.
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PhACT thanks Dr. David Cattell and the Philadelphia Community College for providing us with an excellent meeting space.

The general public is more than welcome to attend our lectures. You do not need to be a PhACT member to attend.
For more information, contact Bob Glickman at
Executive meetings are held prior to the monthly lectures, at 1:00 p.m. Any member may attend.

Upcoming Meetings

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - PhACT Expedition to Valley Forge Park

Time: 10:00 PM
Location: On site Details
The 2017 Phact expedition will be on Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 AM. We will assemble at the the Yellow Springs Parking Lot off Wilson Road in the southwest corner of Valley Forge Park. The parking lot area has bathrooms and picnic tables. Eric Krieg, our expedition leader, has been studying local folklore and has plotted a mile and a half loop walk though a beautiful area past a lot of historic buildings in an area ripe with hauntings. Rob Kerr and Jeff Cooney will be available to identify flora and fauna that we may encounter, and Kim Sheridan will be photo-documenting the day's activities.
The park is said to have many ghosts of revolutionary war soldiers - over 2500 of whom died until winter ended early in 1778. The surrounding area has had a number of ghost and monster sightings.
This PhACT event is free and all are welcome. Bring something for lunch as we will picnic after the hike.
How to get there: - From Philadelphia by car: Take the Schuylkill expressway (rt 76) West from the city. Take Rt 202 south. In not long take the exit for PA 252 N/ Valley Forge Rd. This gets you on Swedesford Rd East a short distance. Turn right onto Rt 252 North - (aka as Valley Forge Rd). In the park, Rt 252 turns left to follow Valley Creek Rd. Soon after this turn left to cross the covered bridge on Yellow Springs Rd. 100 m later, turn left on Wilson Rd, park in parking lot on the right where it dead ends 200 m later and look for skeptics.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - Annual PhACT Picnic

Time: 11:00 to 3:00
Location: Mondauk Common Park, Upper Dublin Details
This is about our 15th year of picnics; we always have fun visiting, eating, and playing sports. Bring your own food, you can cook on the grill. Also bring smart-people books to trade.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - TBD

Time: 2:00 PM
Location: To Be Determined Details
Speaker: Ken Silber
Please check back later for details.

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