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Memorial Day 2022

Monday, May 30th, is memorial day, which is the day we set aside to remember those who have died in service to our country.  We live in a very divided country but I have not heard any dispute that we should remember their sacrifice.

We published “Frankford Heroes” several years ago and now we’re researching 2 new books about the students who attended Frankford and Northeast Catholic High schools who died in service.  Can you imagine that the list of names is close to 450 lives sacrificed?  Those books will be available in September.

We’ll be posting the details of the Memorial Day ceremony at St. Joachim Cemetery soon.  Click HERE for a link to the latest edition of Frankford Heroes” which is now available on Amazon.

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The Cowden Drum

What is the Cowden Drum?

This valuable artifact from the Civil War was gifted to the Historical Society of Frankford by the Cowden family.  It is the subject of their May 10th meeting.

Historical Society president Jerry Kolankiewicz will discuss the rediscovery of the Cowden family and this Civil War drum’s history. Lara Kaplan, arts conservator at Winterthur Museum will explain her careful restoration of the drum.  Andy Waskie, an authority on the historical period, will provide some context.

The meeting is open to the public at the Society building at 1507 Orthodox Street at 7:30 PM on May 10th. In addition it will be live streamed live on their Facebook page and available on YouTube live.

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Frankford Garden Club Back in Action

Hello Gardeners!
The Frankford Garden Club is back in action after our 2 year pandemic absence, with hopes for a healthier summer for all 🌷❤🌸
Our plant sale is this coming Saturday May 7, 2022 – 10am – 1pm, with the Frankford CDC.
Paul Street will be closed from Frankford Ave. to Meadow St. for us and a bunch of other marvelous local vendors – including Eunice Ellis-Robinson!
If you are able to help, we need volunteers: 
* Friday, May 6, 10am – 12pm – Pick up plants from Delran NJ (leaving from Wissinoming Rec at 10am)
* Saturday, May 7, 9am – 1pm
Set up
Clean up
Please call to Sign up for volunteering:
Johnnie Mae Parker at 215-537-0145
or Roberta Jackson at 267-679-6002 or 267-672-8751
Please consider yourselves members at this time, we will start collecting dues at our May 21st Meeting – price is the same, $10 for individual and $15 for family membership!
Look for FGC News Part TWO on Monday, with the plant price list and details about our next Meeting on
Saturday, May 21st, 5:00-7:00 pm 
Thank you everybody, see you on Saturday  I hope!
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Northeast Philadelphia History Network Meeting

Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History 
Present A
Northeast Philadelphia History Network Zoom Meeting
7:00 PM, Wednesday,  April 5, 2022
Topic:  The Infamous Bank War
Speaker:  Cordelia Frances Biddle, Author
The epic 1830s battle between financier Nicholas Biddle and US president Andrew Jackson over the fate of the Philadelphia-based Second Bank of the United States comes to vivid life in author Cordelia Frances Biddle’s compelling biography of political intrigue: Biddle, Jackson, and a Nation in Turmoil: The Infamous Bank War. An independent historian and author with a passion for history,  Cordelia Frances Biddle has written a number of historical fiction and nonfiction books, the latter including Saint Katharine: The Life of Katharine Drexel.
Free and open to the public, a link for this NEPHN zoom presentation will be sent closer to the date and time of the meeting as a security measure in an effort to reduce potential interruption.
NEPHN  respects the privacy of those wishing to receive notifications of NEPHN meetings and other local history events.  Email addresses are not shared with individuals or groups.  All emails are sent Bcc – only a recipient’s email address is seen.


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Frankford Garden Club

Garden Club members and friends,

Meeting – Wednesday March 23, 6pm at Wissinoming Park Recreation Center
(Doors open at 5:30)
Happy Spring!!
We are finally -yes cautiously optimistically- returning from the pandemic – ready to heal & grow with our gardens.  If you cannot get to the meeting please let me know here so i can create an updated Club list.
* Plant Sale May 7th
* calendar
As usual, bring food or drink if you want to & are able!
Please write or call if you need a ride!
Johnnie Mae 215-537-0145
Janet Bernstein 267-982-9620
Thanks i hope to see you!