If printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
 - Benjamin Franklin    

     

Mailing Address
Association of Philadelphia Tour Guides
c/o Hill-Physick House, 321 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
EMail

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OFFICERS 2018

APT officers and directors-at-large serve one year terms.

Ed Mauger

President

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Jim Murphy

Vice-President murfman1@comcast.net

Bob Levitt

Treasurer

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Judy Smith

Secretary judysmith0190@gmail.com

 

DIRECTORS-AT-LARGE 2018

Greta Greenberger

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Elaine Morris

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Marianne Ruane

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COMMITTEE CHAIRS 2018

Edward A. Mauger

President's Cabinet

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Jim Murphy

Communications murfman1@comcast.net

Master Guide Panel

Master Guide Program

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Howard Serlick

Website Calendar Project1041@comcast.net


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

Ernest Rouse/Jim Murphy           The Avenues Project

 

 

ABOUT THE APT LOGO  

 

Our logo, designed by APT member and artist, Del Conner, was adopted in 2009. It features one of the many inventions of Philadelphia's most illustrious citizen, Ben Franklin. The street lamps in Franklin's day were not very efficient and the glass globes tended to become dark with soot from the oil burned inside, requiring almost daily cleaning. Franklin thought that the problem had to do with a lack of airflow within the globe. In his Autobiography, Franklin says: "I therefore suggested composing them of four flat panes, with a long funnel above to draw up the smoke, and crevices admitting air below, to facilitate the ascent of the smoke; by this means they were kept clean, and did not grow dark in a few hours, as the London lamps do, but continu'd bright till morning."

Franklin's lamp on our logo sheds its light over a geographical and historical panorama of Philadelphia's skyline, from the masts of the ships in the Delaware River, past the steeple of Christ Church, City Hall and the Comcast Center, to the spectacular Philadelphia Museum of Art on Fairmount.

 


 

APT is a member of The National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations-USA