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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

Please help support the
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.

Find out more about Philadelphia’s Story

East Falls Historical Society

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Fundraiser for East Falls Historical Society
East Falls House Party (Sat. 10/18)
Celebrating a restored 19th century mansion with Food, Song & History

Historical Lager Tasting in newly-restored Beer Baron’s Mansion
Period staging plus “Pop-Up” museum of regional artifacts & breweriana
Last of the 40’s Big Band Singers — local legend Harry Prime — in the grand ballroom
Generous “cocktail-style” spread by Epicure Cafe
$35 includes wine, beer, and homebrewed hard cider

Proceeds benefit East Falls Historical Society and EF Community Council