Coming Up at the Historical Society of Frankford

Preserving & Promoting the History of NE Philadelphia since 1905
HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FRANKFORD
The Center for Northeast Philadelphia History
 
 
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FALL/WINTER 2014 PROGRAM LINE-UP
 
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 7:30pm
FRANKFORD’s FAITH LEGACY
Historic St Joachim Church
Patricia Smiley, “Keep the Faith”
 
Frankford’s faithful have been “Keeping the Faith” for almost 170 years at St Joachim Church. From the time 20 believers envisioned Frankford having its own Catholic church to its role as “The Mother Church of the Northeast,” lecturer Pat Smiley will “bless” us with its history.
 
Refreshments served. Members free; Others $5.00
 
1507 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
 
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COMING UP LATER THIS FALL/WINTER 2014
 
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 7:30pm
“LIFE is a LARK at WILLOW GROVE PARK”
David B Rowland, President,
Old York Road Historical Society

The Willow Grove Park of 1896,with its music pavilion, boating, picnic grove and amusements—including some legendary roller coasters—was very different from the Park of the 1950s-70s with rocket ships, aliens, a bowling alley, and “Six Gun Territory.” The Park was demolished in 1981 to make way for a Mall. Come out; learn more!
 
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 7:30pm
FRANKFORD’s DEED RESTRICTIONS
Including Northwood’s Burk Deed
Joseph Menkevich and Debbie Klak, Researchers

Learn of the genesis and current impact of the Frankford area’s various historic deed restrictions—with a special look at Northwood’s Burk Deed restrictions.
 
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 7:30pm
AUTHORS OF NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA
Frankford’s Home Grown Historians

A first for the Society—members will have a chance to meet and greet local historians/authors—some who have previously offered programs at the Society. They will be signing copies of their books and sharing previews of their upcoming works. These make great gifts—join us!
 
ALSO December 9th – ANNUAL HOLIDAY TEA
Join Society members/volunteers in this festive Annual Holiday Tea.
Please bring light fare/desserts to share.
 
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Refreshments served. Members free; Others $5.00
 
1507 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124
215-743-6030