East Falls Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to maintaining the historical past and enriching the present for the community of East Falls, by discovering, preserving, and communicating our shared history. For longtime residents, we are a source of shared memories; for newcomers or those curious about the area, we provide windows into our unique historical heritage.
We collect, organize, and maintain historical archives on behalf of the community, conduct and transcribe oral history interviews with longtime East Falls residents, and offer one-on-one reference assistance for individuals seeking more information about aspects of East Falls history.
We offer a year-round schedule of programs to the general public from East Falls and beyond, including talks from guest speakers and walking tours conducted by Historical Society members and other experts that focus on fascinating corners of our historically and architecturally diverse community.
During a period of rapid development in many parts of Philadelphia, we serve as an advisory and a support on public issues pertaining to the integrity, maintenance and preservation of historic structures, buildings, facades, streets and parks in the East Falls community.
East Falls Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
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2020 was a busy year. Click here for our Annual Report.
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