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Help Renovate the Frankford Library!

A renovation of the Frankford Library is being planned so that we can continue to serve our community now and in the future. While we are still in the early planning stages, your input is crucial to our design process!

Follow the link below, to give your input.
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First Love


You’re my first love. You’re my beginning.  You are also my best friend.

You’re the sunshine in the morning,
You’re the Moonlight at the end of the day.
You’re everything I asked for, so you know I can’t let that get away.

You’re my strength when I am weary, and my light to show me the way.
You’re my first love, my beginning. I can’t let that get away.

Loving you has been a sweet Journey, loving you is where I want to be.
Locked in your arms forever, and a day. Because you mean so much to me.
You’re my first love, my beginning, and I won’t let that get away.


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G.A.R. ‘Women’s History Month’ in March

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 
Historic Ruan House • 4278 Griscom Street• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19124 •
(215) 289-6484 •