Historical Society Presents Elizabeth Drinker

The Historical Society of Frankford opens the Fall 2018 series on Tuesday, September 11th at 7:30 PM with the story of Elizabeth Drinker.

Doreen Velnich, a member and longtime friend of The Historical Society of Frankford, and recently retired from the Free Library of Philadelphia, will present a paper originally read to the Society in April 1931 by Mabel Corson, a founding member of the Society.

Elizabeth Drinker (nee Sandwith) (1735-1807) was a Quaker diarist of Irish descent who maintained a journal of her daily activities beginning in her teenage years. Her residence in Frankford was Womrath Place, which tradition defines as a special place of interest during the American Revolution.

As a Quaker she was opposed to the War on religious principles. Elizabeth’s account of the ordeals she encountered as a pacifist provides a glimpse into what life was like when both sides of the Revolution looked upon you as a traitor. The list of individuals mentioned in her accounts of this Revolutionary period constitutes a Who’s Who not only of the early days of Frankford but also of the Founders of America.

Come and experience this exciting presentation.

Admission Free
Refreshments served
Donations welcomed

The Historical Society of Frankford
1507 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 743-6030