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The Revolutionary War and the Great Patriot Thomas Paine

The Freethought Society has arranged for a special tour of the Museum of the American Revolution at a discounted rate on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The group rate tickets can only be purchased in advance through the Eventbrite link below.

The price for the tour is only $14 and includes a one-hour guided tour of the museum highlights. The tour starts promptly at 10:00 AM. The museum is located at: 101 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia pa

A parking garage is conveniently located on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets.

Participants can add more fun to their day by enjoying lunch at The City Tavern (138 South 2nd Street) designed to appeal to Thomas Paine enthusiasts.

The pre-ticketed luncheon starts at Noon and will include speakers Gary Berton (Thomas Paine historian) and sculptor, Zenos Frudakis. Thomas Paine (portrayed by Julien Musolino) and Madame Marguerite de Bonneville (portrayed by Margaret Downey) will welcome everyone to a private dining room at The City Tavern, which was the site of the George Washington pre-inaugural ball.

The price of the luncheon is only $40 and includes tax and gratuities. Choose between Salmon or Turkey Pot Pie for the first course and soup or salad for the second course. Meals includes fresh baked breads, dessert, coffee and/or hot tea. Vegetarian options are available.

After lunch, the party atmosphere will continue with a mini-walking tour, where participants will see many sites and items related to Thomas Paine.

Please visit the Eventbrite link below to make a reservation and to pre-pay for your tour and/or luncheon tickets. Tour reservations and seating for the luncheon are limited. Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/museum-of-american-revolution-tour-and-lunch-with-freethought-society-tickets-55928245889

Complimentary gifts for all participants include a Thomas Paine hand fan and a stress ball embossed with a Thomas Paine quotation.

March April 2019 eZine Newsletter

Freethought Society Newsletter

Click here to see the March April 2019 eZine Newsletter.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • Scouts for Equality’s Outreach to The Freethought Society by Justin Wilson
  • Making Our Voices Heard by Marjorie Goldman
  • Very Long-Distance Support by Christina Jones
  • The Bones of Thomas Paine by Kenneth E. Nahigian
  • The Freethought Society and Haverford Freethinkers Celebrate Women’s History Month
  • The Freethought Society’s 2019 Two-Month Activities Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible! If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

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Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page.

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January February 2019 eZine Newsletter

Freethought Society Newsletter

Click here to see the January February 2019 eZine Newsletter.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • The 2018 Attempt to Display The Tree of Knowledge
    by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the 2018 Philadelphia Tree of Knowledge
  • More Photos of the 2018 Tree of Knowledge
  • Do You Listen to Your Conscience?
    by Hugh Taft-Morales
  • 2018 Trees of Knowledge Around the United States
  • The Declaration of Independence and Thomas Paine’s Influence
    By Gary Berton
  • Donation and Information Page

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Join Us

Special events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page.

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter.

July - August 2018 eZine Newsletter

July – August 2018 eZine Newsletter

Click here  to see the July/August 2018 Freethought Society (FS) Ezine.

In the Ezine you will find the following articles:

  • The 2018 Philadelphia Rally for Science and Thomas Paine Plaza History
    by Margaret Downey
  • Photos of the 2018 Rally for Science
  • 2018 Secular Coalition for America Lobby Days
    by Margaret Downey
  • In Freedom of Expression I Trust
    by Jane Kelly
  • Participating in the American Faith and Family Project
    by Victoria de la Torre
  • In Recognition of the Freethought Society’s 25 Year Anniversary
  • How to Forgive Without Forgiving
    by Byron Varvarigos
  • The Freethought Society’s 2017 Four-Month Activities Calendar
  • Donation and Information Page

Thomas Paine portrayed by Julien Musolino

Thomas Paine portrayed by Julien Musolino

2018 Secular Coalition

2018 Secular Coalition

We hope that you will remain or become an active supporter of the great work FS is doing. Please donate to the general fund or select a project you want to help sponsor. All donations to FS are tax-deductible!

If the Ezine inspires you to become more actively involved with FS, please provide us with your contact information, including your phone number and mailing address.

Join UsSpecial events are being planned in your area so don’t miss an opportunity to participate further. All personal information is confidential and will not be shared with other organizations.

We want supporters to stay informed at all times. To keep updated about events, meetings and issues, please sign up to participate in the FS Discussion List.

Check for upcoming events at the FS Meet Up page.

Like FS on Facebook!

Follow FS on Twitter.

Thomas Paine à Paris

Thomas Paine à Paris

In September 2017, the Thomas Paine Foundation/Committee conducted a Thomas Paine Themed Tour of Paris. View the full report here:  2017-Thomas-Paine-Tour-of-Paris-Report

2017 Thomas Paine Tour of Paris Report – Read more about the local tour of Paris in honor of Thomas Paine.  Julien Musolino and Margaret Downey conducted a tour of Thomas Paine location in Paris, France.  A sister tour was available in Philadelphia, PA during the AHA conference.  Read more to learn about the growing awareness of Thomas Paine.