Tuesday Night at the Historical Society of Frankford
Tuesday, 13 November 2012 – 7:30pm
HOLMESBURG PRISON: ACRES OF SKIN
Allen M Hornblum
Author: “Confessions of a Second Story Man: Junior Kripplebauer and the K & A Gang”
Join the author of “Acres of Skin” as he shares the challenges of researching history and a story of national significance about human exploitation in the name of medical science at NE Philadelphia’s former, historic Holmesburg Prison. A subject of the experiments will offer an insider’s look at the prison.
Learn about the 2012 NE Hall of Fame inductees, including Frank Shuman (Solar Power) and Leon Sullivan (OIC), and meet/greet former and current ones, including representatives from some of the area’s historic churches. This is our members’ traditional Holiday Tea, so bring desserts or tea sandwiches to share.