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THE CENTER FOR NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA HISTORY
1507 Orthodox St. • Philadelphia, PA 19124 • 215.743.6030
NE Philadelphia Hall of Fame
• PRESERVING AND PRESENTING THE HISTORY OF NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA SINCE 1905 •
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Historical Society of Frankford
1507 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
215.743.6030

Please send all inquiries and member­ship correspondence to HSF, P.O. Box 4888, Philadelphia, PA 19124.

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Membership Program Meetings – all invited. Admission free – donations gratefully accepted. Meet second Tuesday of the month (March–June, September–December) at 7:30 pm. Brief meeting; program; refreshments. Closed in the summer.   For Board and Volunteer Application, click here. / To renew your membership, click here.

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FALL 2017:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:30 pm
MY AMERICAN ODYSSEY

James Byers will discuss this book that tells the story of his grandfather, Donald Byers, a Frankford native, who kept detailed accounts of his time in the army during WWII.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:30 PM
THE NATURAL WORLD UNDER GLASS

John Whitenight, www.underglassavictorianobsession.com
John is a retired art teacher and an avid collector, author, and lecturer on Victorian Glass Domes which were a prominent fixture in the parlors of many 19th Century homes. Victorian Parlor Domes from homes in Frankford will be displayed.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 7:30 PM
STAGECOACH TRAVEL ALONG THE KING’S HIGHWAY
Charles Moody moody@kutztown.edu
Charles will present the results of his research on stagecoach travel during the early 1800s along the King’s Highway that connected Philadelphia and New York.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 7:30 PM
KITTY FOYLE: The Book and the Academy Award Winning Movie about a Girl from Frankford.
Jim Young jvyoung822@comcast.net
The book upon which the movie is based, contained much coverage of her early years in Frankford but was non-existent in the movie.That omitted part will be discussed in detail along with a display of artifacts associated with the missing information.
Annual Holiday Tea Precedes December Program.
All welcome. Please bring tea sandwiches/desserts to share.

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On June 14, 2016 Dr. David Hewitt, botanist, spoke about “Cemeteries as Green Spaces”
Click below to view Dr. Hewitt's lecture:


Philadelphia Mural Arts Program: Imagining Frankford

Photos of Our Up and Coming Murals

Article: “LYDIA DARRAGH – AMERICA’S COLONIAL WAR HEROINE”, by Joe Menkevich

NEWS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS

VIEW HSF’S DATA OF HISTORICAL PROPERTIES IN FRANKFORD AND NE PHILADELPHIA.


Mission

HSF collects, preserves and presents the history of Northeast Philadelphia and the region. Recognizing the neighborhood of Frankford as the historic and geographic gateway to the region, HSF documents and interprets the history of the people, places, events and traditions of the greater Northeast Philadelphia area and serves as an advocate for the preservation of the region’s historic resources. Through its collections and programs HSF provides opportunities for its members, the surrounding community, and the general public to explore and appreciate the history of Northeast Philadelphia and its place in the world.

1507 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 743-6030

Directions
One block west 4600 Frankford Avenue, between the Margaret-Orthodox and Church Street Elevated Stations. Ten minutes from I-95 (Bridge Street exit) or Roosevelt Boulevard (Adams Avenue exit).

   

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