Historical Society of Frankford presents Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
Philadelphia, PA – The Historical Society of Frankford, in partnership with Holy Family University, the Northeast Times, and State Representative Dennis M. O’Brien, announces the selection of the inaugural inductees for the new Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame. The inductees – four historical figures, three living individuals, and one organization – will be honored at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Sunday, October 18, 2009, 1:00 PM at Holy Family University. Their identities will be announced in September.
The Hall of Fame Selection Committee, chaired by Sister Francesca Onley, President of Holy Family University, solicited nominations from the public through mail-in ballots and emails. The committee – a ten-member panel of experts with backgrounds in Northeast Philadelphia history, education, government, politics, business, and civic life – researched and reviewed the nominations, and selected the eight inductees.
The goal of the Hall of Fame is to foster civic values and a sense of community in Northeast Philadelphia, and develop a greater awareness and appreciation of the area’s rich history by honoring the lives and accomplishments of its most distinguished citizens.
Plans for a Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame were initiated in 2008, leading to its sponsorship by the Historical Society of Frankford, in partnership with Holy Family University, the Northeast Times, and State Representative Dennis M. O’Brien. The Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame will honor those Northeast Philadelphia residents, past and present, whose lives have been marked by high achievement or who have had lasting, significant, and positive impact on Northeast Philadelphia.
Jack McCarthy, Project Director 215-824-1636