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December 2016

Boathouse Row Book Signing

December 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave
East Falls, PA 19129 United States
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East Falls Historical Society is hosting Dotty Brown, author of Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing

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June 2017

Illustrated Lecture by Mark Frazier Lloyd

June 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave
East Falls, PA 19129 United States
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Lloyd will speak on the Rev. Dr. William Smith, who emigrated from Scotland to colonial America to become the University's first provost. Smith established a country house at what is now East Falls, among the earliest of its kind in the vicinity. His anti-Quaker views made him a controversial figure in early Philadelphia.

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April 2018

Benjamin Franklin Parkway Tour

April 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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The East Falls Historical Society is planning a special walking tour of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, April 29 at 10 am. Beginning at the Fairmount Water Works, join us for a stroll down the Parkway to Logan Square and back.

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May 2018

“Abraham Lincoln Visits Philadelphia”

May 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The East Falls Historical Society presents a free illustrated lecture, Abraham Lincoln visits Philadelphia, to be presented by Michael Jesberger on Monday, April 16 at 6:30 pm at the Falls of Schuylkill Library. Abraham Lincoln first saw Independence Hall during his 1848 visit to Philadelphia. He visited Philadelphia four times and was moved spiritually and emotionally by each visit. Mr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. A member of…

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Celebrate Philadelphia’s Architectural Treasures

May 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave
East Falls, PA 19129 United States
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Celebrate Philadelphia’s hidden architectural treasures as Peter Woodall, co-author of Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, explores “secret places in familiar locations” that have almost disappeared around Philadelphia, from the Metropolitan Opera House on North Broad Street to Holmesburg Prison. Mr. Woodall will give his powerpoint lecture on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30pm at the Falls of Schuylkill Library. The program, sponsored by the East Falls Historical Society, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments.. Copies of Philadelphia: Finding…

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October 2018

Historic Walks + Talks

October 18, 2018

Planned for the 2018-2019 year and will be announced as they are finalized, so return to our site for updates!

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November 2018

EFHS Historic Photo Night

November 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave
East Falls, PA 19129 United States
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The East Falls Historical Society will present an informal evening of historic photographs on November 28, 2018, 6:30 p.m., at the Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Avenue. Rarely seen images from the early 20th century created by early Falls historians A. C. Chadwick and Charles K. Mills will be shown and comments invited. In addition, anyone with interesting old photographs to show and discuss is invited to bring up to two to the Library at 4:30 pm on the…

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March 2019

Arlen Specter’s Career and Bipartisanship – EFHS Members Event

March 4 @ 6:30 pm
Roxboro House, 3240 W School House Ln,
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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 A SPECIAL EVENT FOR EAST FALLS HISTORICAL SOCIETY  MEMBERS Arlen Specter’s Career and Bipartisanship The Arlen Specter Center, formerly Roxboro House On Monday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m, Professor Evan Laine, Director of the Law and Society Program at Jefferson University (East Falls Campus) will discuss Arlen Specter at the Specter Center for Public Service, the Georgian building on School House Lane known historically as Roxboro House. It is located on the south side of School House Lane at Netherfield…

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April 2019

What Style is my House? Two Hundred Years of East Falls Architecture, Ken Hindes

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Ave
East Falls, PA 19129 United States
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  The East Falls Historical Society Presents WHAT STYLE IS MY HOUSE? Two Hundred Years of East Falls Architecture KEN HINDE Architectural guide and lecturer, guide at the Fairmount Water Works Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30 PM at the Falls of Schuylkill Library Midvale Ave. and Warden Dr. (Midvale Ave. entrance) Continuing our 2018-2019 focus on places and design in East Falls, the EFHS is pleased to host Ken Hinde, one of Philadelphia’s most experienced architectural tour guides and lecturers,…

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May 2019

A Walking Tour along Wissahickon Avenue with a Guided Tour of Oaks Cloister

May 18 @ 10:00 am
Queen Lane Station, Midvale Ave. Side, Midvale Ave. and Wissahickon Ave.
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Oaks Cloister, built in 1900, was designed by, and the home of, Joseph Miller Huston, architect of the Pennsylvania Capitol. The spectacular interior, originally created by artists and crafts persons who worked on the Capitol, is now the product of over fifteen years of meticulous restoration, enhanced by a collection of beautiful artwork consistent with the period when the house was built.

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