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The Ambler Gazette

May 23rd, 2017

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Making of the Museum of the American Revolution

May 19th, 2017

Presented by Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society
Events are free to the public.

May 24th
To be held at:
Journey’s Way
403 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA 19128
@ 7 PM
Guest Speaker — Ms. Christine Spencer – Director of Marketing at the Museum of the American Revolution –
“Making of the Museum of the American Revolution”

Philadelphia’s Story

May 17th, 2017

Q: Where can you find some of the United States of America’s oldest relics and richest history?
A: In the Roxborough-Manayunk-Wissahickon section of Philadelphia.

Swedish settlements started in Philadelphia as early as 1639. Gradually, they moved west of the Delaware River to the surrounding suburbs. Philadelphia’s oldest house is on the West River Drive and was built by Swedes in 1660. Outside the house, a sign reads; “Boelsen Cottage 1684.” It was surveyed by Thomas Holme in 1684, but built in 1660, as a sign closer to the house reads.

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