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Second Annual Conference for Archival Researchers and Friends

1507 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
The Historical Society of Frankford announces the
Second Annual Conference for Archival Researchers and Friends.
At the Society, 1507 Orthodox Street, October 6, 2019, 3 – 6 pm
Admission Free
All are welcome to attend.  The gathering will consist of short stories drawn from the research experience of the presenters, conversation, and refreshments.
The presentations will include:
– Fred Prescott, HSoF Board Member, on a bamboo airplane built to protect Frankford Arsenal during World War I.
– Professor Matt Smalarz, Chair of the Humanities Department at Manor College, on real estate development in Northeast Philadelphia after World War II.
– Author John Manton, on the Frankford Arsenal Commandant who defected to the Confederacy.
– Fred Moore, local historian, on graveyard revelations.
– Genealogical researcher Tom Dayton and HSoF History Committee Chair John Buffington on relations between Lenape residents of Petty’s Island and white purchasers of the property.
– And probably some surprise appearances.
We believe that the short story format of this conference–presenters will strive to tell an interesting story within 10 minutes–makes it more family friendly than the usual history program with a single 45 minute-or-more talk on a single subject.  So this is an experiment, and we encourage people to bring their children, grandchildren, or young neighbors to help up try out our theory.  Please join us.
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Coming up at the Historical Society of Frankford on October 8th

Lecture for October 8th at The Historical Society of Frankford will be a show of lantern slides produced by the members of The Frankford Camera Club.

The club was founded in 1889 and made it’s home at the Wright’s Institute for about 50 years. They were a group of men and women who were amateur photographers during an age when the technology was becoming available to everyone.

Come view these slides on our projector called a Balopticon that dates from around 1914.

Lecture begins at 7:30 pm followed by light refreshments. Open to all free of charge. Donations gratefully accepted.

Historical Society of Frankford

1507 Orthodox Street

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Life Decisions


Is this the beginning or is this end, is this a sentimental journey or are we just friends.
Should we forget about the years, and hold back the tears for the time that we spend together.
Running in and out of this thing we call life, falling down a hole that is as black as charcoal.
Are we lovers or are we friends, walking down this road that I think will lead to the end.
One day you will step out of the darkness, and declare we’re more than lovers and we’re more than friends.
While walking down that road, that will end.
More than lovers always friends.



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The Forum

Coming up on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street.

“The Forum” is a one-day event on Saturday, located in historic Frankford. The show will feature works which focus on the theme of homelessness, by a collective of East Coast and local-Philly artists. Inspired by the stories of the homelessness in Philadelphia and cities alike everywhere, the Philly-based artist-collective’s works will navigate you through heartening narratives, promoting empathy and secure attachment in society.

Join us as we provide you with an insightful and artistic journey, toting the fine line between fantasy and reality.  For more information and tickets, follow this link to Eventbrite.

– SC-One

– Dylan Foglesong (Philadelphia)
– Christie Melgar (Maryland/D.C.)
– Maura Rossi (Philadelphia)
– Sophia Finnegan (Philadelphia)
– Tony Lee (New Jersey)
– Dasha Mozolina (Maryland/D.C.)
– Seper Anthony Cortasio (Philadelphia)

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Back to School

Back to School


I hope you read my letter and shared it with your friends, and show them how mean you’ve been from beginning to end.

Knowing we were more than friends, from elementary to Junior High.

Now you’re with your friends and talking Jive, with a gun in your hand but no real plans, dropped out of school now who’s the fool ?

So get it together, and go back to school,  and show them with education you can still rule.