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Bustleton: “We are Totally Informal and Just Trying to Teach the History of Northeast Philadelphia.”

Bustleton: “We are Totally Informal and Just Trying to Teach the History of Northeast Philadelphia.”

Pennepack Baptist Church is one of the oldest houses of worship in the Commonwealth and for Fred Moore, secretary for the Northeast Philadelphia History Network, the center of what would become the Great Northeast. Amongst the sun dappled headstones of the church’s cemetery, Moore explained how and why the organization he belongs to is dedicated to preserving […]

 By Ryan McDonald and Tiffany Goforth

Northeast: Bustleton’s Past Brought to Life at History Network Meeting

Northeast: Bustleton’s Past Brought to Life at History Network Meeting

On the first Wednesday of every month, the Northeast Philadelphia History Network meets to discuss the past. This Wednesday was no different. More than a dozen members from the network came together at the historic Pennepack Baptist Church to watch a visual presentation of photographs from Charles Silker’s circa 1910 postcard collection of Bustleton. Fred Moore […]

 By Gina Benigno

Northeast Philadelphia: Autistic Endeavors Learning Center Buys Lower Dublin Academy

Northeast Philadelphia: Autistic Endeavors Learning Center Buys Lower Dublin Academy

A historic building in Northeast Philadelphia is now continuing its purpose centuries later. The Lower Dublin Academy began as a one-room log cabin schoolhouse in 1723. The building developed from the will of Philadelphia’s own Thomas Holme who died in 1695. Holme was Pennsylvania’s first Surveyor General, working directly under William Penn. Before he died, […]