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  • The Historical Society of Frankford
    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 Saturday April 9 1 00 pm GENEALOGY WORKSHOP 2 hour program workshop with DAR Genealogist Deborah Hershey Materials and instructions will be provided RESERVATIONS cameo1200 gmail com 215 365 5550 message DONATION 10 at the door Light refreshments will be served Tuesday April 12 7 30 pm TIMOTHY MATLACK PENMAN OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE presented by Sara Brower The above presentation will be preceded by the Reconvened Annual Meeting at which Board Members will be elected Refreshments to follow 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

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  • Northeast Philadelphia Hall of Fame
    Credit Union 2014 INDUCTEES Stephen Decatur Jr and Sr Virginia Knauer Pat Worthington Stopper Chris Matthews Klein JCC Click on images for biographical profiles of inductees PAST HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES 2012 Frank Shuman Rev Leon Sullivan Ed Kelly Chris Ferguson Houses of Worship 2010 Benjamin Rush Robert Purvis Butch Ballard Sister Mary Scullion SPIN Inc 2009 Thomas Holme Henry and Mary Disston Katharine Drexel Tom Gola Joan Krajewski Harry

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  • About HSF
    ship role in one of the Society s committees finance budget nomin ations collections public relations physical plant library and history About Us Museum The HSF Museum is a treasure house of historical art and artifacts On display are furniture paintings sculpture china ceramics silverware tools toys and games household items and appliances clothing and costumes jewelry and personal possessions military uniforms weapons musical instruments fire equipment Native American artifacts and flora and fauna Incorporated into the HSF building are a pair of fireplace mantels from the eighteenth century Waln mansion and a magnificent federal period doorway from the 1801 Allengrove mansion while furniture and decorative arts from many of the area s prominent homes are also on exhibit Library The HSF Library contains an extensive collection of research materials documenting the history of the Northeast Philadelphia region from the seventeenth century to the present Included are photographs maps newspapers books and journals personal papers of families and individuals records of businesses and organizations and other materials The Library also houses the J Friend Lodge Collection of Abraham Lincoln and Civil War books documents and artifacts From 1680s William Penn deeds documenting the early settle ment of the region to 1920s game day programs of the Frankford Yellow Jackets football team the Library houses a wide range of historical materials Volunteer Opportunities HSF is always looking for volunteers to help with monthly programs collection projects and other activities If you are interested in serving as a volunteer please call the Society and leave a message or email us at frankfordhistorical gmail com BOOKS FOR SALE Northeast Philadelphia A Brief History by Dr Harry C Silcox and Frank W Hollingsworth 30 00 Yellow Jackets by Howard Barnes 30 00 History of Frankford by Howard Barnes temporarily out of print 30 00

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  • HSF Membership Opportunities
    com BASIC LEVELS Smedley Membership Individual 20 Entrée to important Frankford NE Philadelphia history Admission to all eight monthly programs Annual Members Behind the Scenes Tour Barnes Membership Family Household 50 Entrée to important Frankford NE Philadelphia history Admission to all eight monthly programs Annual Members Behind the Scenes Tour PREMIUM LEVELS T Comly Hunter Membership Individual Family or Corporate 100 Entrée to important Frankford NE Philadelphia history Admission to

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  • HSF Program & Events
    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 Saturday April 9 1 00 pm GENEALOGY WORKSHOP 2 hour program workshop with DAR Genealogist Deborah Hershey Do you wonder how to find out who your ancestors were how you got here and where you came from Join DAR genealogist Deborah Hershey at the Historical Society of Frankford No skill needed just a desire to discover those ancestors Materials and instructions will be provided to get you started RESERVATIONS cameo1200 gmail com 215 365 5550 message DONATION 10 at the door Light refreshments will be served Presented by Frankford s own Flag House Chapter and Daughters of the American Revolution Ms Hershey a member of the Harrisburg Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has been a genealogist for over 35 years She has a certificate in family history from BYU an NSDAR Genealogic Consultant certificate and has extensive experience in PA particularly Central and Eastern PA Tuesday April 12 7 30 pm TIMOTHY MATLACK Penman of the Declaration of Independence presented by Sara Brower The above presentation will be preceded by the Reconvened Annual Meeting

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  • History of HSF
    Creek at Wingohocking and Adams served as a model for the production of gunpowder during the Colonies War for Independence The African American community continues to have a strong presence in Frankford since the Free Black settlement in the 18th century with a history of participation in the Underground Railroad the Civil War and the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960 s Frankford takes great pride in once having within its environs the palatial summer homes of prominent Philadelphians dating from the early 1700 s through the Revolutionary Period Cedar Grove Chalkley Hall Waln Grove and Port Royal With the exception of Cedar Grove now in Fairmount Park these homes were destroyed to make way for industry However much of the Port Royal mansion was dismantled and reassembled at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware Preserving the Frankford Legacy The Historical Society of Frankford was established in 1905 by a group of prominent Frankfordians led by T Comly Hunter They believed that the presentation and perpetuation of the history of the Northeast Philadelphia region was a solid foundation for an understanding of how the United States of America gained its unique heritage The Society s first president was William Foulkrod a US Congressman and Frankford attorney Initially this founding group met at various locations including Wright s Institute the Assembly Hall Lyceum Building located on the 4400 block of Frankford Avenue the Waln Street Meeting House and Frankford s Carnegie Library Overington Street location of the current Frankford Free Library In 1930 the Historical Society building was erected by William Smedley in memory of his wife Margaretta and his brother Franklin Smedley the organization s second president Franklin who operated a local lumber and building materials business with William served as president until his death in 1924 This Georgian Revival building

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  • HSF Previous Events
    Project at Society Sunday afternoon January 29 2012 Several dozen true Frankfordians came by the Historical Society of Frankford to share their stories about this area Some grew up here Some had parents grandparents and great grandparents who grew up here Others were newcomers having moved here as adults and only spending 30 years in Frankford Others grew up here and moved away but retained strong ties to this community What they all had in common was they loved Frankford They felt strongly enough to give up their Sunday afternoon to share their reflections and be videotaped by the Mural Arts Project The Mural Arts Project is developing a series of murals along Frankford Avenue that will explore the past achievements present developments and promising future of Philadelphia s Frankford area Residents were invited to collaborate in the creation of these murals and inspire the artist by sharing their experiences stories memories hopes and dreams for Frankford and record them on video Muralist Cesar Viveros led each through a series of questions including if you only had one word to describe Frankford what would it be Folks rose to the challenge and an inspiring picture of this area emerged For information contact Netanel Portier Mural Arts Project Manager 727 29 Mt Vernon St Phila PA 19130 Or you can call 215 685 0725 office 856 906 0078 cell HOWARD BARNES WE WILL MISS YOU September 14 2011 by Gil It was a busy day yesterday and I thought about passing up the Historical Society of Frankford meeting but decided to go anyway and see what was on the agenda I knew there would be a video of Howard Barnes who was the former curator of the society He lived on Penn Street only a block from us and I have

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