The Historical Society of Frankford (HSF) held the annual membership meeting on March 10th. Attendance was down on the chilly damp night compared to previous years. There were enough members present for a quorum that allowed voting to be held for the reelection of three board members. A brief debate ensued about the process, since no nominations for new board members were accepted from the floor. The HSF board is under the designated number of 15 at present. The three board members all retained their seats.
Jim Young, President of the Society, updated the group on the recent problems with the failure of the boiler that closed the building to the pubic for three months. New equipment was installed at minimal cost due to insurance coverage. Unfortunately that crisis diverted time away from other projects so it is now time to catch up.
Young discussed several forthcoming opportunities for grants to fund various projects that the Society will be seeking.
Brower also presented a Lantern slide show. The Magic Lantern was popular entertainment before movies and actually before photography. These were photographic slides of early scenes of Frankford.
In addition to the monthly meetings on Tuesday there are two special events coming up in April. There will be a fundraiser organized by undergraduate students from LaSalle University who are working with the HSF board on long range marketing goals. The event will be held in conjunction with the Society for Creative Anachronism and will be held on Sunday, April 19th at 3PM. Will details will be forthcoming.
The HSF will also be holding a fund raising event on Sunday, April 26th at 3PM. This will be a piano recital by Joseph Krupa. Details to be announced.
The next meeting of the HSF will be on April 14 at 7:30PM on the subject of 19th Century Medicine.