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Zoom Events at Stearne Elementary School in January

Community Problem Solving Meeting

Friday January 15th, 2021 at 11am
Kate Dean is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://philasd-org.zoom.us/j/85213174898?pwd=RzJ1eUNNRzZoK21vdldrYWlWakMzZz09
Meeting ID: 852 1317 4898
Passcode: 899303
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+1 267 831 0333 US (Philadelphia)
Meeting ID: 852 1317 4898

Safe Corridors Training for Families/Community Members

Tuesday January 19th, 2021 at 12pm
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https://philasd-org.zoom.us/j/86741845994?pwd=eDd2Y05JS1RqTWtQc0ZyaGh1N2JEZz09
Meeting ID: 867 4184 5994
Passcode: 024246
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Meeting ID: 867 4184 5994

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Historical Society of Frankford Virtual Meeting December

The HSF held their annual holiday meeting online due to the unfortunate COVID situation we are all living through.

The historical subject of the program was a presentation by Philadelphia author Allen Hornblum on his most recent book about the story of Holmesburg Prison inmates who were baked alive in their punishment cells in 1938.  A bit heavy for the Christmas season but very interesting.

 

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The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R.,

Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum

Zoom Program

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

The Civil War Diary of Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R., 

Chaplain, Confederate, Redemptorist

Patrick J. Hayes, Ph.D. Historian, author, researcher

This exciting Civil War diary of a Redemptorist priest, Rev. James Sheeran, C.Ss.R., who was chaplain to the 14th Louisiana Regiment of the Confederacy, is a national treasure. Irish-born Sheeran (1817-1881) was one of only a few dozen Catholic chaplains commissioned for the Confederacy and one of only two who kept a journal. Highlighting his exploits from August 1, 1862 through April 24, 1865, the journal tells of all the major events of his life in abundant detail: on the battlefield, in the hospitals, and among Catholics and Protestants whom he encountered in local towns, on the trains, and in the course of his ministrations. The tone is forthright, even haughty, but captures in sure and steady fashion, both the personality of the man and the events to which he was a witness, especially the major battles. The diary is arguably the most unique narrative of the war written by a chaplain of any denomination and certainly is the most extensive.

As a lover of history, you know how critical it is to keep history alive, especially today!  We very much appreciate your continued support for the GAR Civil War Museum.

4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124
(215) 289-6484 • www.garmuslib.org

Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at

garmuslib1866@gmail.com

You will be sent a link with a password that will enable you to access the program within 24 hours of the start of the presentation.

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The Story of Wistar Park

The Historical Society of Frankford live streamed Fred Prescott’s presentation of the Story of Wistar Park last night in place of their regular monthly in person meeting.

Fred is our former neighbor from Griscom Street and his roots go way back in Frankford history.  He packed a lot of history into this video.  Take a look.