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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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Contact Information:

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.

Please call the Society and
leave a message.
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For further information please contact us at the new email address: frankfordhistorical@gmail.com


✥  Books for Sale Featuring Frankford and Northeast Philadelphia History  ✥
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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.

CHECK OUT OUR WALKING TOUR SLIDE SHOW! click here


FALL 2016:
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WEDNESDAY*, October 12, 7:30 pm
CARTOGRAPHY: AN EVOLVED TECHNOLOGY
Fred Prescott fredprescott@verizon.net
Fred Prescott will discuss his career as a cartographer that included some of his most interesting projects including laying out lunar landing strips for NASA.

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WEDNESDAY*, November 9, 7:30 pm
MANUFACTURING IN PHILADELPHIA
Jack McCarthy Author, Historian, Archivist
jacksnotes88@verizon.net

Jack McCarthy lectures about his new book “In the Cradle of Liberty & Industry: A History of Manufacturing in Philadelphia”

*NOTE:
October program is WEDNESDAY October 12 to allow Yom Kippur observance
on Tuesday October 11
November program is WEDNESDAY November 9 to preclude conflict with
Election Day November 8.


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Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 pm
BACKYARD PRIVIES
Michael Frechette and Tom Salvatore mfxservice@gmail.com
Michael and Tom will relate their adventures of digging relics from old outhouses and display some of their finds.
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ANNUAL HOLIDAY TEA
All welcome. Please bring light fare/desserts to share. Refreshments served.
Admission Free – Donations Accepted

For more information about these events, click here.

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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 click here
✥   Photos of Our Up and Coming Murals click here

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

NEWS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS click here.

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


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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