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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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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

Gatsby Garden Party

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Celebrate the Gatsby Age gardens of Glen Foerd, Philadelphia’s only historic Delaware River estate open to the public. The party is being held at Glen Foerd’s Riverside Pavilion on Sunday, October 5th from 2 to 5 p.m. Enjoy a festive afternoon of fine food, beer, wine and signature cocktails, 1920s music by the Gin Canaries, silent auction, chef demo station, and wine pull (grand prize – Dom Perignon). Prizes awarded to best garden party hat and jaunty boutonniere.

The proceeds for this year’s event will go towards the restoration and care of Glen Foerd’s historic gardens and landscape. The estate, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was recently included in the Historic American Landscape Survey, one of only 24 in Pennsylvania.