Major new initiative – the development of an online “encyclopedia” of East Falls history. Click here for details.
The Grace Kelly Gallery at New Courtland is open! Click here for details.
New Oral Histories: Interviews with life-time Fallsers, Gus Krebs [Click here] and Tony DiStefano [click here].
Check out these articles from East Falls NOW:
January 2023: East falls ‘pre-history’: our predecessors, the Lenape
February 2023: Getting the lay of Division St. includes links to sources and resources.
March 2023: The Forgotten Kelly: Grace’s Uncle George
We’re happy to announce the start of a major new initiative – the development of an online “encyclopedia” of East Falls history. We envision that this will grow over many years. Eventually, we hope, this will be a comprehensive, searchable resource covering the people, places, events, and geography that have made East Falls what it is.
The following topics are the “Top 10” topics to cover as part of our initial release, in alphabetical order:
• Architecture overview
• Dobson Mills
• Falls Bridge
• Falls of Schuylkill library
• Kelly Family
• Old Academy
• Powers & Weightman
• Railroads/bridges/public transport
• Woman’s Medical College
What do you think of this idea? Please drop us a note at email@example.com.
Want to help? We’re looking for writers, as well as people to uncover relevant photos and graphics. If you have a keen interest or special knowledge about one of our “Top 10” topics or another interesting facet of East Falls history, tell us what you’d like to work on, and we’ll provide some guidance. We’ve developed sample writeups and other helpful aids for writers and will be happy to share them.
This will be a multi-year venture. Stay tuned for updates!
The Apartments at Henry Avenue
3232 Henry Avenue
Monday to Friday, 10 to 5.
Ask at the security desk to see the gallery.
Grace Kelly artifacts - movie posters, dolls dressed in costumes from Grace’s films, photographs, plates and textiles designed by Grace, and many signed Christmas cards and letters.
This quilt, about 6 ½ feet square, is embroidered with an image of the church, surrounded by 32 daisies. Within the daisies are more than 600 names, all hand-stitched.
Click here for “EF Historical Society solves mystery of ‘Daisy Quilt’” from East Falls NOW.
Click here for the "Daisy Quilt" page.
East Falls History Quiz
Test your knowledge of East Falls people, places, and events.
John Calvitti Co.
East Falls Family Dentistry
F.X. Duffy & Co.
Hyde Electric Corp.
Laurel Hill Cemeteries
McIlvaine Funeral Home
Old Academy Players
Penn Charter School
William Ross III
Saint Bridget Parish
Saint James School
Share Food Program
Commons and Commons
Berkshire Hathaway – Chestnut Hill
Joe Boyle Insurance Agency
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