Preserving and Presenting
the History of Northeast
Philadelphia since 1905
   Historical Society of Frankford
1507 Orthodox St. • Philadelphia, PA 19124 • 215.743.6030
You can find us at:
frankfordhistoricalsociety.org,
frankfordhistory.org,
thehistoricalsocietyoffrankford.org

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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 or email us:

frankfordhistorical@gmail.com

Programs and Events
The monthly program meetings (open to the public) of the Historical Society of Frankford (HSF – Preserving and Presenting the History of Northeast Philadelphia since 1905) are held in its own Museum and Library, built in 1930. Enjoy the Society’s collections and exhibitions as you learn something new each month. Following each program, light refreshments are served so participants and presenters can refresh and exchange ideas on the topic.

To renew your membership, click here.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
THE STATE OF THE SOCIETY
Jim Young, President
The President will discuss the many accomplishments of the past 5 years which brought the Society to a position of stability and introduce a prospective strategic plan to advance the Society’s capability to carry out its mission to preserve and promote the history of Frankford.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
GETTING TO KNOW TACONY CREEK PARK
Robin Irizarry robin@ttfwatershed.org
Come join us and welcome the Coordinator of the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek Watershed Partnership (TTF) to discuss the ongoing efforts to restore and protect the health and vitality of the 30 square mile watershed of the Park.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
THE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY
Harry Kyriakodis hkyriakodis@gmail.com
The concept of a wide parkway from City Hall to became a reality 100 years ago. Harry’s book “The Benjamin Franklin Parkway” tells the story with photos, maps, and drawings of this much enjoyed area of the city. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
THE LENAPE AND PENNYPACK CREEK
Roland Williams www.mfxservice@gmail.com
Come share Roland’s lifetime exploration of our local Pennypack Park and the discovery of evidence of Lenape Indian camps and hunting grounds. He will display and discuss many of the artifacts he has found along the water way and the possibility that many more are waiting to be discovered.


REFRESHMENTS SERVED. ADMISSION FREE – DONATIONS ACCEPTED

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Memberships and Society publications (including the “Illustrated Frankford Walking Tour”) are available at the meeting.

Publications are available for sale.   click here for the list.

NEWS FROM PREVIOUS EVENTS,  click here.

Events take place at Historical Society of Frankford, 1507 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia, PA (unless indicated). For more information call 215.743.6030.


PROGRAMS
Program meetings are held on the Second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Free admission for members and $5 donation at door for non members. Program speakers offer presentations on local history that usually run approximately one hour. Light refreshments are served. Programs are not held in the months of July, August, January and February.

 

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