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Illustrated Lecture by Mark Frazier Lloyd
June 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
The East Falls Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture by historian Mark Frazier Lloyd on Wednesday, June 7 at 6:30 pm at the Falls of Schuylkill Library, 3501 Midvale Avenue entitled “ Could Franklin’s Enemy be Democracy’s Friend? The Years of Rev. Dr. William Smith at Falls of Schuylkill”. Lloyd, who is director of the University Archives and Records Center and instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, is also the co-author of Becoming Penn: The Pragmatic American University, 1950-2000. He 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.