The Historical

Society

                 of Frankford

                      and Museum

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.

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Events

The Historical Society of Frankford is happy to announce that we have returned to in-person lectures beginning with our December 14, 2021offering. Masks will be required and refreshments will not be served until further notice. Y'all come!

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

 2022 Lecture Season

Spring

08

MAR
John Fitch's Steamboat Service
Speaker: Erik Fleischer

Erik, the president of the John Fitch Steamboat Museum in Warminster, will discuss Fitch's effort in 1790-1791 to establish steamboat passenger service between Philadelphia and Trenton. Note this was years before Robert Fulton and the Clermont.

12

APR
100 Years of the Ferko String Band
Speaker: Johnny Evans

Johnny will discuss the 100 year history of the award-winning Ferko String Band, headquartered in our neighboring community of Bridesburg. 

10

MAY
The Cowden Drum
Speakers: Jerry Kolankiewicz and Lara Kaplan
HSoF president Jerry Kolankiewicz will discuss our rediscovery of the Cowden family and this Civil War drum's history. Lara Kaplan, arts conservator at Winterthur Museum will explain her careful restoration of the drum. 

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In Person

 

and

 

Facebook Live Event

 

or

 

YouTube

 

7:30 PM

14

JUN

The Borough of Frankford
by John Manton

 

Local historian and author John Manton has compiled this broad sketch of the Frankford community. He presents an authoritative introduction to Frankford's interesting stories, important events, and significant sites.

 

Board members Jerry Kolankiewicz and John Buffington will present sections of this excellent offering as health issues prevent Mr. Manton from attending as originally planned.



 

Fall 

13

SEP
To Be Announced
 

7:30 PM

11

OCT

To Be Announced
 

 8

NOV

To Be Announced

In Person

 

and

 

Facebook Live Event

 

https://www.facebook.com/TheHistoricalSocietyofFrankford

     or

YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8rkCWZHh0sqMgwVZGf1E-w/featured

7:30 PM

13
DEC
To Be Announced
 

7:30 PM

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.