Historical Society of Frankford

I noticed today that at long last, the Historical Society of Frankford has a working web site. It has been a long long time coming. This is the link:

http://www.historicalsocietyoffrankford.org/

This is one of the oldest instututions in Frankford and is a valuable resource for the community. New leadership seems to be moving it forward. They are looking for volunteers. I’ll contact them and let you know how it looks. Memberships are not expensive. Why not join and support this fine organization.

  • Some people these days seem so desperate to leave their footprint on the world that they will go to any number of lengths to leave a piece of themselves imbedded in the annuals of history. If we delve into a piece of historical research we will find out that back in 1968 Andy Warhol made a statement saying: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”

  • NCA President Emeritus

    “Some people these days seem so desperate to leave their footprint on the world that they will go to any number of lengths to leave a piece of themselves imbedded in the annuals of history.

    If we delve into a piece of historical research we will find out that back in 1968 Andy Warhol made a statement saying: ‘In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.’ ” – cooperate histories

    I find your response to a plug for the Historical Society of Frankford – rather puzzling – especially in view of the line of work you are in – selling history.

    Are you implying the Historical Society of Frankford is desperate?

    Or are you are implying Andy Warhol was desperate?

    Or are you implying that if Warhol himself was desperate – he recognized everyone’s want to be noticed by predicting the coming of Face Book?

    I do however agree that “some people these days seem so desperate to leave their footprint on the world that they will go to any number of lengths to leave a piece of themselves imbedded in the annuals of history,” – no matter what it takes.

    Warhol was a poster child and a barometer of a fickle art community – a community which will throw away large sums of money purchasing commercial “junk art” – his junk art – ripped off junk art.

    He was just a fad who became wealthy & popular too fast – and so the cycle repeats itself – proving that people never learn from history or their mistakes.

    Warhol would have done well selling his junk on E-bay.

    Nevertheless – he was loved – his “art” was accepted and he made a mark on history & on the Art World.

    So what are you saying about the Historical Society of Frankford?

    J.M.