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“The History of School House Lane: A Progress Report”

The East Falls Historical Society Presents an Illustrated Lecture  “The History of School House Lane: A Progress Report” David M. Breiner, Ph.D. Director of Architecture Program, Philadelphia University Monday March 21, 2016. 6:30 PM At the Falls of Schuylkill Library Midvale Avenue and Conrad Street Dr. Breiner has been working on a book about the School […]

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The Swan: Grace Kelly and A Century of Bridal Fashion

Join us at Philadelphia University’s Ravenhill Mansion. 3480 West Schoolhouse Lane -Please park behind Ravenhill Mansion and board trolley to Paul J Gutman Library between four and six o’clock. Event Cost: $75 payable to EFHS includes opening reception and exhibition entrance. Please RSVP by March 23, 2016 to: Ms Katy Hineline 3020 Midvale Avenue Philadelphia, […]

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A representative “twin” on Midvale Avenue from the period 1910 – 1920, when the street was part of “Queen Lane Manor.”

A Talk and a Walk to Learn East Falls History and Architecture

New and longtime residents of East Falls can gain new understanding of their neighborhood by coming to one, or preferably both, programs of the East Falls Historical Society that will occur during the East Falls Festival. Steven Peitzman, a physician and historian with Drexel University, will offer a free illustrated lecture titled “Origins of Modern […]

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Queen Manor.Walking Tour


Philadelphia is a museum of architecture, full of notable structures from the late 1600s to the present day. Virtually every neighborhood contains interesting buildings, bridges, or streets. Philadelphia architects such as William Strickland, Thomas Ustick Walter, Frank Furness, Wilson Eyre, Louis Kahn, and Robert Venuti/Denise Scott Brown, among others, gained national or international reputations. But […]

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Grace Kelly High Society Tea

You’re Invited: A High Society Tea at the New Grace Kelly Exhibit The East Falls Historical Society invites you to a High Society Tea on Sunday May 3, 2015, to celebrate the new Grace Kelly Exhibit at the Falls Center.Come prepared to enjoy tea sandwiches, mini scones, dark and white chocolate petit fours and strawberries […]

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