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PAWS Coming to Northwood Park

Exciting news! PAWS is partnering with the Friends of Frankford Library & Northwood Park in Philadelphia to bring “Yes You Can and Your Pet Can Too!” classes to their community.
These grassroots groups hope to train new PAWS teams in their neighborhood to bring PAWS for Reading opportunities to their area. The FREE ‘Yes You Can’ class will help folks understand what it takes to become a PAWS for People volunteer, what is expected of their pet and how to get started.
If you are interested in learning more about PAWS for People and the process to become a volunteer with your gentle and affectionate pet, please use the link provided to register for one of the two zoom sessions in April. Once you register for the FREE class, you will receive the zoom details. If you have any questions, please reach out to Moira Stephan, Training Director mstephan@pawsforpeople.org.
Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM
OR
Saturday, April 17th at 10:00 AM
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The Importance of the 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln

THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.) CIVIL WAR MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Presents a New Program via ZOOM 
SECOND Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

“The Importance of the 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln”
by historian and Lincoln scholar and former president of the G.A.R. Museum Hugh Boyle.
Every four years when we elect a President, a cry goes out that this election is the most important in American history.  The election of 1860 was the most important. With a war looming, and four failed years of James Buchanan, and states leaving the union. There is hardly an argument about the importance of this election. Abraham Lincoln a backwoods lawyer from the west, surprised the country with his nomination. We will look at how he got that nomination and how he won the election. Lincoln only received 40% of the total votes. So, he was not popular, but he would bring this country again and end slavery. He is noted as our best and greatest president. Find out what he brought to the presidency to accomplish that.

Hugh Boyle is the president of the Delaware Valley Civil War round table, past President and Executives Director of the Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum and Library, former member of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation of the Union League in Philadelphia, member of the faculty of the Civil War History Institute of Manor College where he teaches courses on Lincoln and other history subjects.  He has given lectures on the life and death of Abraham Lincoln as well as other Civil War topics.
Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at
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.
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 & Library.
A FREE virtual program online 
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Historic Ruan House • 4278 Griscom Street• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 •
(215) 289-6484 • www.garmuslib.org
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G.A.R. ‘Women’s History Month’ in March

THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.) CIVIL WAR MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Presents a New Program via ZOOM 
Sunday, March, 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m..
The G.A.R. Museum & Library celebrates ‘Women’s History Month’ in March with a special presentation by a special guest speaker.
Women’s Lifestyles of the 1860’s – This program describes how women lived during the Civil War era and covers everything from society matrons to female spies.  Topics include fashion, health problems, career choices, and the “typical” lifestyle. 
by distinguished historian, author and awardee
Jane Peters Estes
Jane is a beloved figure in historical circles and has researched and written about many topics in her areas of interest, including: Christmas Past (Holiday Customs of the Victorian Era); Civil War Nurses; Fashions of the 1860’s; Grave Matters (Victorian Mourning Customs); Wedding Customs and Traditions; Vivandieres; Pets of the Past; The Battle of Gettysburg: Where Were the Women?; Lest We Forget:  The Origin & Traditions of Memorial Day; and many others.
For her outstanding efforts, she has been given awards by a number of institutions and organizations, including the Samuel P. Town, ‘Grand Army Award’ by the GAR Museum & Library, the Union League, American Legion Post 405; etc.
Please send a request to reserve a virtual seat for this outstanding presentation by replying to this e-mail at
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. 
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 & Library
A FREE virtual program online 
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MUSEUM & LIBRARY
Historic Ruan House • 4278 Griscom Street• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 •
(215) 289-6484 • www.garmuslib.org
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Frankford CDC Winter Newsletter

Follow this link to the Frankford CDC Winter Newsletter.  Quite a few interesting items are shared.

It includes information about the upcoming zoning Zoom meeting for the cases listed below.

5427 Frankford Avenue- Variance is for a pawn shop. They had a five year temporary proviso.
5039 Worth Street- Variance is to demolish an old garage, and construct a new one. To be used to park personal vehicle.
4914 Penn Street- Variance for thirty five residential units, with a roof top deck, and the expansion of the fourth floor. Dwelling to be used for Frankford Jefferson staff.  This is the former Frankford Hospital Nursing School.