The Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation invited historic church congregations and will host a brunch and a speaker from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 401 N. West St.

The Quaker Hill Historic Preservation Foundation invited historic church congregations and will host a brunch and a speaker from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 28 at Wilmington Friends Meeting House, 401 N. West St.

The speaker, Josh Costano of Sacred Places Philadelphia, will address the challenges of maintaining a historic church, accessing alternative revenue streams for maintenance and upkeep and engaging the surrounding community in challenging neighborhoods.

The foundation will also offer a walking tour of historic churches in the Quaker Hill Historic District from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30.

Participating historic churches will include Wilmington Friends Meeting, c. 1738; St. Peter’s Cathedral, c. 1816;  Grace Methodist Church, c. 1868; Adas Kodesch Shel Emeth, c. 1889; Hanover Presbyterian, c.1772; Centre Friends Meeting, c. 1796; and St. Paul’s Catholic Church, c. 1869.

The events are part of a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Law. The statewide effort in Delaware to celebrate this occasion has been spearheaded by American Revolution scholar and director of Hale-Byrnes House Kim Burdick.

For information, visit quakerhillhistoric.org.