It was a busy day yesterday and I thought about passing up the Historical Society of Frankford meeting but decided to go anyway and see what was on the agenda. I knew there would be a video of Howard Barnes who was the former curator of the society. He lived on Penn Street only a block from us and I have his autographed book so I thought I had heard it all. The video ran over an hour but it was fascinating to hear this guy go on about the history of Frankford which he clearly had spent a long time researching.
Jim Young made his first appearance as the incoming President of the society since the departure of Paul Andell in June. Jim spoke about some of the initiatives that the society will be taking on in the future. Volunteers are always welcome and much needed. I noted some new members sign up last night which is really the most valuable resource of this organization.
Before I left I met with Debbie Klak who has been following a discussion on the Gazette about the Overington mansion. She dug up some clippings from the scrap books that the society has in its collection. As time goes on those scrap books are golden with their treasure trove of information. Posted below are some pictures of the meeting and also those clippings that may further illuminate the fate of the Overington mansion. Click on any of the pictures for a more detailed view.