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Frankford Haunted History Tour, October 22nd

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.

Several of the participating organizations have been previously visited by the South Jersey Ghost Research, a group of investigators that conducts discreet investigations and field research using the latest scientific methods and tools as well as psychic investigators.  Learn of their findings at the various sites on the tour – which have been documented through photographs and sound recordings – and perhaps experience your own special phenomenon.
Frankford Community Development Corporation: Frankford CDC regularly organizes special events as part of its mission to revitalize the Frankford Avenue commercial corridor and its surrounding neighborhood. To celebrate Halloween, FCDC turned to its community partners to provide an interesting and fun way to learn about Frankford’s rich history by visiting neighborhood landmarks such as St. Marks Church, the Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library, and the Historical Society – and hearing firsthand about hauntings that have taken place in and around those buildings.
Our goal is to spotlight just how special our neighborhood is, and in the process we hope to draw individuals and families from throughout the Philadelphia area, so that they too can see all that Frankford has to offer,” said Michelle Feldman, Commercial Corridor Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the Frankford CDC. “Frankford’s unique and fascinating history is just one of the many wonderful assets our neighborhood possesses, and we believe our tour will show just that.”
For more information about the tour or to reserve your ticket, please contact Michelle Feldman at 215-743-6580. All ages are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).  Space is limited, so be sure to call ahead.
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Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R)

w3rlogo4webYou 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 (

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.