Fighting Fires in Frankford

Preserving & Promoting the History of NE Philadelphia since 1905
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FRANKFORD
The Center for Northeast Philadelphia History
 
Tuesday, 08 April 2014 – 7:30pm
 
FIGHTING FIRES IN FRANKFORD
From Horses to Horsepower – Philadelphia Bureau of Fire
1871 – 1923
Jack Wright – Historian,
Philadelphia Fire Department

View some of the Society’s Library and Museum collections of fire fighting artifacts from Frankford’s long-gone volunteer fire companies (first in 1793).  Fire historian Jack Wright will describe the early years (1871-1923) of the Philadelphia Fire Department (Philadelphia Bureau of Fire) “From Horses to Horsepower” and share information on the Fireman’s Hall Museum collections, located in a  1902 firehouse at 2nd and Arch Streets.
 
Refreshments served.  Members free; Others $5.00
 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FRANKFORD
1507 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA  19124
www.frankfordhistoricalsociety.org
215-743-6030