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Walking Tour of Indian Queen Lane: Saturday October 18th

October 7, 2014 | No Comments

Indian Queen Lane is, hands down, the most historic street in East Falls:   300 years of history in, like, 300 feet. Learn more about this fascinating old Native American footpath appearing on colonist’s maps as early as 1692, when it was the main trail from the Falls to Philadelphia. Download the self-guided tour below, […]

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Harvest Time with German Historical Society 10/14

October 3, 2014 | No Comments

Culinary & Cultural Preservation: Sauerkraut Workshop & Library Exhibit Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 7 PM Did you know that October is American Archives Month?  It’s a way for libraries and museums to call attention to the unique treasures they hold, as well as the need to properly preserve these artifacts for the enjoyment of […]

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Prime of Life

September 30, 2014 | No Comments

Fallsers know him, but unless you were born here or happen to collect Big Band records, the name “Harry Prime” might’ve slipped under your musical radar. What a shame. Hometown legend Harry’s voice is heavenly. Find one of his old Tommy Dorsey or Ralph Flanagan tunes on YouTube — “Until,” for instance or “Nevertheless.” He’ll […]

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Party Like It’s 1899 with EFHS Saturday OCTOBER 18th

September 24, 2014 | No Comments

East Falls has quite a hoppy history — we once had at least five breweries in the little “Dutch Hollow” neighborhood around Ridge & Midvale, including John Hohenadel’s Falls Brewery which closed in 1953. It’s been more than half a century since anyone’s tasted a genuine East Falls lager:   Now’s your chance to “sip back” […]

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Woodside Park: Gone but not Forgotten

September 23, 2014 | No Comments

Fallsers loved Woodside Park, a Coney Island-like amusement park in West Fairmount Park built by the Fairmount Park Transportation Company in 1897. Like Chestnut Hill and Willow Grove Parks, Woodside was built along a trolley route. Ten miles of trolley tracks surrounded it. Woodside Park closed in 1955, but memories are still fresh and evocative […]

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