Philadelphia Carpenters Artifact Museum Opens for Tours

Philadelphia Carpenters Artifact Museum Opens for Tours

The Philadelphia Carpenters Museum is now offering guided tours for two Saturdays a month, starting Saturday, July 23rd and also next Saturday, July 30th. 

Located at the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) Philadelphia offices at 18th and Spring Garden streets, the Carpenters Museum houses rare tools and other unique artifacts from the early days of the founding of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) in 1881.

The museum is available to Union Carpenter members, their friends and families. Hours are 9 AM to 1 PM including guided tours.

Included in the exhibit are the original union membership cards of Peter J. McGuire, the founder of the UBCJA, who is credited with leading the movement to establish the Labor Day holiday. McGuire, who also helped found the American Federation of Labor, was a member of the Philadelphia Carpenters Union Local 8 from 1882 until his death in 1906.

Attendees are asked to sign up in advance, by contacting Michael Tapken at 215-569-1634 Ext.275. You can also leave a reply on our Facebook Page if you would like more information.