• Preserving the Past

    For the benefit of future generations

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  • Browse Our Galleries

    To view original photos of the people,
    places, and events that shaped East Falls’ history

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  • Explore Your Surroundings

    Click below to view our interactive map of noteworthy historic landmarks

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Our Mission

 

The East Falls Historical Society, founded in 2004, is a non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, preserving, and promoting historic interest in the East Falls community.

Documenting
Historic Sites

The East Falls Historical Society is active in documenting historic buildings and sites in East Falls.

Conducting
Resident Interviews

It conducts oral history interviews with long-time area residents and directors of local organizations.

Creating
Historical Archives

The archiving of collections related to the history of East Falls and its prominent residents.

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Lend Us Your Skills

As a community-run non-profit, we’re always in use of a helping hand.
Especially, those willing to fill the following roles:

Designers

For Promotions & Marketing

Writers

For Publications & Blog Posts

Archivists

For Administrative Assistance

Event Planners

For Coordinating Gatherings

The Origins Of Historic
East Falls, Pennsylvania

 

East Falls was originally settled by the Lenni Lenape, a Native American tribe. In 1732 Fort St. David was established as a fishery and the area became popular for this purpose. As the area became industrialized by mills and other enterprises, employee homes developed into a neighborhood of row houses. East Falls is well known for its prominent residents (including actress Grace Kelly) and history of rowing on the Schuylkill River.

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14,807

Proud Local Residents

1,455

Square Miles of Scenic Land

300+

Years of Vibrant History

Four

Nationally-Registered Historic Landmarks

Educational Events

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Featured Posts

Annotated maps & walking guides to the most noteworthy historical landmarks in East Falls.

  • Our Interactive Map

    Of historic sites to see in the neighborhood

    EXPLORE NOW

  • Guide to Street Names

    A street-by-street history of how our roadways came to be named what they are today

    CHECK IT OUT

Drop on in

3728 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129

Give us a call

Office: (215) 848-8396
Fax: (215) 848-8397

Connect Online

Email: ellen@eastfallshistory.com
Facebook: @EastFallsHistoricalSociety

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