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.

Events

The Historical Society of Frankford is currently closed to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Events listed are virtual/streamed events. We look forward to the return of our in house activities and hope all our members and friends stay safe in the interim.

08

SEP
Dark Run University- a presentation of papers read from 1951 on Facebook Live
Speaker: Vanessa Couvreur

In June we presented our first ever virtual lecture via Facebook Live with a piece entitled "Swimmin' Holes I know". In that paper, writer W. Hepworth mentions Dark Run University saying, "It ain’t any college- Just where the gang spends a lotta time an has plenty of fun". In this follow up piece we'll explore what Dark Run University was in the 1890's and the area around it.

13

OCT
Virtual Lecture- to be determined

10

NOV

Virtual Lecture- to be determined

08

DEC

Virtual Lecture and Streaming Christmas Party

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. 

The Historical Society
    of Frankford
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1-215-743-6030

thehistoricalsocietyoffrankford.org

1507 Orthodox Street

Philadelphia, PA 19124

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