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You know you can’t make it through this world alone.

So why don’t you teach your heart a song.

Once it learns the words, it will be your best friend,

Then teach your heart how to sing.

When you’re down and out, your heart will sing,

Those words you taught your heart to sing.

So stick out your chest and don’t be afraid because your heart knows the song you taught it to sing.

So get it together you’ll never be alone, because your heart knows it’s the only one – that knows the words to your song.


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The future is coming, don’t be afraid get yourself ready, learn to be brave.

The leaves that are green turn bright colors of orange and tangerine,

I hope you have been inspired by the leaves on the tree the array of colors, You’ve got to believe.

A change is coming get prepared for global warming, because climate change is not a thought it’s already here.

This world is getting smaller, and hope is not the only thing we need.

We need people to pull together, and be sincere because the future is coming so be brave.

Because climate change is real, you got to believe.


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Exhibit at the Historical Society of Frankford

New exhibit opening at The Historical Society of Frankford

The Early Photographers of the Frankford Area

Drawing from the archives at the historical society, the exhibit displays images by the men and women both professional and amateur who lived or worked in Frankford from 1850 to 1930.

Starting October 8, 2019 and continuing through 2020

Open during lectures or by appointment 215-743-6030

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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