At the Historical Society of Frankford

At the Historical Society of Frankford on Sunday, October 6th, from 3 to 6 PM, the  Society hosted The Second Annual Conference for Archival Researchers and Friends.

Fred Moore had four big maps and talked on Pennypack Park & the water ways all around different neighborhoods around Frankford Creek.  He answered questions from the audience about where the mouse started and ended take us back in time on about the waterways was very good and informative.

Robin Iriszary with the TTF Frankford watershed and working out of the Globe Dye Works talked about a bus trip November 16th at $20 and how you will visit both mouths of the Frankford Creek.  Alan Levin will be there and others from the Department of recreation and you can meet at I and Ramona Street at 10 a.m.

Professor Matt Smalarz, Professor at Manor College, talked on real estate development in Northeast Philadelphia after World War II from 1950 to 1960.

Fred Prescott talked on a bamboo airplane built to protect Frankford Arsenal going world War l.  The story was written by Bruce Beaton and is available in full at this link.

A 90 year old Elaine Peden talked on how she got a bill passed in Congress and signed by President Reagan to promote William Penn and Hannah Callowhill Penn his wife to become honorary United States citizens.  She is a Frankford resident living here for 90 years who owned the bar on Foulkrod Street just below Frankford Avenue.

There also was a visit by Harry Kyriakodis talking about his past books and John Buffington also talked about Charlie McCloskey who did a book on the Gordon, Saltar, Wharton Family Papers, 1723-1858.

Tom Manton spoke about Petty’s Island and his family roots on the island.

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