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The Historical


                 of Frankford

                      and Museum


•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.

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The Historical Society of Frankford is happy to announce that we have returned to in-person lectures. Masks are optional and we have also resumed serving refreshments. Y'all come!

Note that we will continue to stream our live meetings in real time for those unable to attend in person.

Upcoming Lectures

"The Philadelphia Sound" of the 1970s

Speaker: Dan Del Florentino,
               Music Historian for the National                Association for Music Merchants

Something very special was given to music in the 1960s-70s that was created right here in Pennsylvania, a musical style known around the world as the Philly Sound. Three of the chief architects of this style were interviewed for the NAMM Oral History program and will be featured during our special program. You will hear from songwriters Gamble & Huff, arranger Bobby Martin, and the late DJ and television personality Jerry Blavat. Join us, won't you.


YouTube stream

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In Person 

1507 Orthodox Street

Philadelphia, PA



For videos of past programs click 

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

For more information on events see our Facebook page by following the link in our contact section below. 

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