The Frankford Community Development Corporation (FCDC), the Historical Society of Frankford, St. Mark’s Church, South Jersey Ghost Research, the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library, and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association will be organizing a haunted history tour of Frankford. The event will begin and end at the Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox Street, at 4:00pm, and will culminate in a reception at 6:00pm. Tickets are $6.00, and parking will be available at Frankford Friends School, also on the 1500 block of Orthodox Street.
You may have heard about the upcoming meeting at the Historical Society of Frankford this Tuesday at 7:30 PM. (We have it listed on the community calendar.) Robert A. Selig, PhD, United States National Parks Service Historian will discuss The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R). It is the newly-designated National Parks Service National Historic Trail, and the first in Northeastern United States. It marks the 685 mile route the French and American troops took toward Yorktown and a decisive victory for independence.
Dr Selig is a professionally trained historian, scholar, lecturer, consultant, editor, and writer, whose area of expertise is German and German-American history, particularly the role of Germans in the American Revolutionary War. He is one of the few experts on this side of the Atlantic on the role of French troops under the comte de Rochambeau in the American Revolutionary War, and has served as a consultant to several states. When the National Park Service established a steering committee to conduct a resource study of the Washington Rochambeau Revolutionary, Dr Selig was named its historian (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This trail comes through Frankford of course and is of interest to us but it is also significant to the entire Philadelphia area. Frankford sat astride the Kings Highway and as such had a unique vantage point to witness some historic events in our history. Come and hear about it from the expert himself.