Say What? Colonial Glossary Quiz on 1685 East Falls Treaty

The Falls of Schuylkill Baptist Church (that used to share a border with Hohenadel House) kindly slipped us one of their print-ups of this fascinating document: William Penn’s 1685 Treaty with 13 Native American chiefs for the purchase of property believed to include East Falls. Does it? We’re still mulling that over, as we also […]

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SUNDAY COMICS for Independence Day

Hope your holiday was “historic” — please enjoy the following 70’s flashback of cartoon ditties whose tunes & lyrics still stick in the brains of “Generation Xers” everywhere, from the popular Schoolhouse Rock! series of animated Public Service Announcements from the 70’s. These patriotic ones in particular were created to celebrate the country’s Bicentennial in […]

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The Hessians are coming! (for our beer)

It wasn’t as famous as Paul Revere’s warning, but the cry “The Hessians are coming!” was, for many colonial Americans, a terrifying prospect. And in 1777, our own Indian Queen Lane was “Ground Zero” for an entire encampment.  Of course it was! This area was strategically important as a major thoroughfare into the heart of […]

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Happy 4th!

Best wishes for a fun, safe holiday– from the East Falls Historical Society. (Keep an eye out for more “patriotic posts” this weekend.) Steve F. President P.S. Speaking of presidents… For a truly “historic” party this weekend, try our Founding Father’s favorite celebratory beverage, Fish House Punch–story and recipes at EastFallsHouse.com

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