May 19th | 6:00pm
50’s Night with Harry Prime

by efhs_4y4foe • June 24, 2017

On Saturday, May 19, at 6:00 pm, Harry Prime will appear at Epicure Cafe, Conrad and Bowman St.  Harry will be entertaining with songs from the 40″s and 50″s Big Band era. 


November 2nd | 7:00pm
Movie Houses: “Gone, Not Forgotten”

by efhs_4y4foe • June 24, 2017

Rick Spector will present a power point show about the great “jewel boxes” that defined every neighborhood in years past – the Movies.  Few of these gem of community entertainment exist today.  Rick will address past theaters of East Falls, Germantown and Roxborough.


May 27th | 1:00pm
Walking Tour, Drexel Medical College

by efhs_4y4foe • June 24, 2017

Dr. Steve Peitzman will conduct a walking tour or the Medical College of Pennsylvania portrait collection at Drexel Medical College on Saturday, March 27, at 1:00 pm. Cost of the tour is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.


Historical Marker Placed at Kelly House

by efhs_4y4foe • June 23, 2017

The long awaited Pennsylvania Historical Marker honoring the Kelly Family was dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at McMichael Park, 3800 Henry Avenue.


Here Comes the Hohenadel Beer Project

by efhs_4y4foe • June 23, 2017

This October, Hohenadel House is going back to its roots! There won’t be horse-drawn carriages or gas lamps in the streets, but we’re bringing back the best of that old world: classic Bavarian lager beer, and the catfish and waffles that made the Falls famous.


Lager, Our Hometown Brew

by efhs_4y4foe • June 23, 2017

Strictly speaking, every beer is either a lager or an ale. Ales were here first, an ancient brew. Top-fermented, known for fruitiness, bitterness, and high alcohol content. Lagers are bottom-fermented, thanks to a special strain of yeast developed by Bavarian monks in the 1300’s.


What’s In a Name? East Falls, Street-By-Street

by efhs_4y4foe • June 23, 2017

We’ve got three “Queen” lanes in East Falls — Queen, New Queen, and Indian Queen — but does anyone know who this “Queen/queen” is?


When Oysters Were Peanuts

by efhs_4y4foe • June 23, 2017

They sure loved their oysters at the Hohenadel Brewery on Indian Queen Lane. We found hundreds of shells at the site this morning, unearthed by a construction crew digging up the site of the old brewery for condominiums.


The Hessians Are Coming! (For Our Beer)

by efhs_4y4foe • June 23, 2017

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.


When Were Streets Renamed? A fourth-generation Fallser writes in …

by efhs_4y4foe • June 23, 2017

Tony Gallagher asks a deceptively simple question about when some of the streets in East Falls were renamed: One question I’ve always had, what year were the street names changed?