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Philadelphia Historical Society: The Common Soldier of the American Revolution

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

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

Wednesday, November 15
To be held at:
Journey’s Way
403 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA 19128
@ 7 PM
Guest Speaker — Mike Jesberger, Historical Educator – “The Common Soldier of the American Revolution”

Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Society Meeting and Guest Speaker Schedule

Andrew Robeson House of Roxborough

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

Wednesday, October 25th
To be held at:
Journey’s Way
403 Rector Street
Philadelphia, PA 19128
@ 7 PM
Guest Speakers — Jerry Francis, Ann Bagley & Sylvia Myers – Belmont Hills (aka West Manayunk) – a visual history

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The Philadelphia Story

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Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society

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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