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Philadelphia’s Story

Wednesday, 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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Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

The Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society welcomes those interested in local history, the Roxborough Library Archives and public and monthly Society Meetings, bringing forth educators specializing in area history.

The Philadelphia Story is a historical look at the Roxborough neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Roxborough, Manayunk and Wissahickon Historical Society presents The Philadelphia Story. Explore the roots of our nation:

The 1600’s | Roxborough Township 1690 | The 1700’s | American Revolution | Historic Shawmont Station | Manayunk | Manayunk Canal | The Railroads | 1895-1929 Pen Ink | Poe in Roxborough

A Very Old & Historic Philadelphia Home