The Historical Society
    of Frankford

1-215-743-6030

thehistoricalsocietyoffrankford.org

1507 Orthodox Street

Philadelphia, PA 19124

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HSoF

•Monthly lectures March-June and September-December 

•Museum open to public by appointment

•Library reference and research services

The Historical Society of Frankford collects, preserves and presents the history of Frankford and vicinity. The Society documents and interprets the history of the people, places, events, and traditions of this area and serves as an advocate for the preservation of the region’s historic resources. Through its collections and programs, the HSoF provides opportunities for its members, the surrounding community, and the general public to explore and appreciate the history of Frankford and its place in the world.

Events

10

SEP
The Church Street Quarries (Deni Playground)
Presented by John Hewitt and Bob Smiley
A lecture on the history of the Church Street quarries that once occupied the large Deni Playground behind St. Joachim's school. 

1507 Orthodox Street

Philadelphia, PA

7:30 PM

08

OCT
Slide Show- Images From The Old Frankford Camera Club
The October lecture will be a slide show of glass slides created by the members of the Frankford Camera Club which was founded in 1889. They were based in the Wright’s Institute that was located at Unity and Griscom streets.

1507 Orthodox Street

Philadelphia, PA

7:30 PM

12

NOV
Frankford Heroes Remembered

Presented by Bob Smiley

 

From a small 18th century village in Philadelphia County to a 21st century neighborhood in the City of Philadelphia, Frankford has a long history of military service.  

In the early years, records are scarce, but it is known that a Frankford resident, General Isaac Worrell, served in the Revolutionary War.  We have the names of a few hundred men who served in the War of 1812 and it was said that Frankford sent more men to the Civil War than any other town of its size.  We have the first documentation of deaths in service available from newspaper reports in the 1860s.

It continued through WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.  It continues today, with the service of our young men and women on active duty and in the reserves.  

In the present day, which is so much focused on the individual, the sacrifices of these men and women and their families should not be forgotten.  For that reason, I think it is important to tell their stories.

1507 Orthodox Street

Philadelphia, PA

7:30 PM

10

DEC

Delaware Valley Shipyards and Their Contributions During World War II

Presented By Dan Cashin

The “Philly Fleet of WWII” consisted of over 2,400 ships, boats and barges built by over 200,000 shipyard workers in 31 shipyards large and small throughout the Delaware Valley and the Jersey Shore.  Along with aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, destroyers and submarines, this fleet also included the support vessels critical to the war effort:  hospital ships, tankers and cargo ships.

1507 Orthodox Street

Philadelphia, PA

7:30 PM

Parking is available in the lot across the street thanks to Frankford Friends.

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