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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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Video Documentary of the History of Roxborough, Philadelphia

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society will feature guest speaker Nicholas Stamps “Video Documentary of the History of Roxborough, Philadelphia”. The event is free and open to the public.

April 26th
To be held at:
Journey’s Way
403 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA 19128
@ 7 PM
Guest Speaker — Mr. Nicholas Stamps – Local Roxborough Historian and Videographer
“Video Documentary of the History of Roxborough, Philadelphia”

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First Philadelphia Concert

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Jack McCarthy presented “An illustrated lecture on Philadelphia music history, featuring archival images and audio recordings” to the Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society.

Mr. McCarthy covered a chronology of music in the Philadelphia region. Of significance was the fact that the Ridge Hermits (Kelpius) performed the first known Philadelphia concert at the Old Swedes Church in 1701.