Posted on October 17, 2016 by nphistory
The library that bears her name has been a center of community life for more than a century, but who was Helen Kate Furness?
Join us for a look at the life of Helen Kate through her portraits.
Our speaker is Harwood Johnson, a member and past President of the Furness Library Board of Directors.
Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm at The Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 North Providence Road, Wallingford
The program is free and open to the public.
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Posted on May 20, 2015 by nphistory
Elizabeth Beatty, Executive Director of National Historic Landmark Fort Mifflin will talk about the fort; one of the only intact Revolutionary War battlefields and the only fort in Philadelphia.
In the fall of 1777 approximately 200 men were garrisoned at what is now known as Fort Mifflin, charged with the duty of holding the British off “to the last extremity” so that Washington and his exhausted army could successfully move into winter quarters.
During the Civil War, Ft. Mifflin served as a military prison. During WW I and II, it was pressed into duty as a Naval Ammunition Depot.
Come, learn about the interesting history of the Fort That Saved America.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm at The Helen Kate Furness Free Library, 100 North Providence Road in Wallingford.
The program, sponsored by Nether Providence Historical Society, is free and open to the public.
Questions? Email us.
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Posted on March 31, 2015 by nphistory
Held in Fairmount Park, along the Schuylkill, the International Exhibition of 1876 was the first official World’s Fair in the United States. Historical researcher Mary Anne Eves will share photos of Memorial Hall and the many other buildings constructed for the fair. She’ll talk about this celebration of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence which also celebrated America’s growing industrial prowess.
Join us! The program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 23rd at 7:30 at
The Helen Kate Furness Free Library
100 North Providence Road, Wallingford
To register, complete the contact form:
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Posted on November 3, 2014 by nphistory
At its annual meeting, the Delaware County Historical Society presented its A. Lewis Smith Award to Angela Hewett, president of the Nether Providence Historical Society and long-time president of The Friends of the Thomas Leiper House. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made “significant contributions to the preservation of the history of Delaware County.”
Angela has conducted extensive research into the Leiper family and has edited two booklets – a compilation of correspondence between Mr. Leiper and Thomas Jefferson and another of his correspondence with James Madison. She is also the curator of the Leiper House; organizing and training its volunteer docents and coordinating the many events and programs hosted there.
She was on the steering committee for our township’s tricentennial celebration in 1987 and helped found our historical society soon after. She is also a board member of the Delaware County Historic Preservation Network.
The honor bestowed is well deserved.
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Posted on July 28, 2014 by nphistory
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s “Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories” seeks to ferret out the hidden, but often important, archival collections held by the many small, primarily volunteer-run historical organizations in the five county Philadelphia area.
Project Surveyors recently visited the Leiper House to view the Nether Providence Historical Society’s collection.
They posted an account of what they found on the HSP’s blog, Archival Adventures in Small Repositories.
Today is the anniversary of the beginning of World War I, so they focused their post on the collection of materials we hold related to the Byre family. Von Byre served in WWI and kept a journal of his June 1918 voyage to Europe on a troop ship.
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Posted on December 11, 2013 by nphistory
Hot off the presses – a new reprint of A Brief History of Nether Providence, first published in 2010.
Pick up a copy (or two) at Furness Library, the Leiper House, or the Township Building.
At only $10, it makes a great stocking-stuffer or a thoughtful and unique hostess gift.
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Posted on May 18, 2013 by nphistory
As the 150th anniversary of the Battle approaches, the Society will present a lively lecture and discussion on the battle that ended Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North.
Local Civil War buff and Gettysburg College alum, George Albany counts among his ancestors a soldier who was on the battlefield. Fought July 1st through 3rd, 1863, the battle of Gettysburg had the largest number of casualties in the Civil War and is considered to be the war’s turning point.
Join us Sunday, June 2nd at 2:00 pm at The Helen Kate Furness Free Library at 100 N. Providence Road in Wallingford. The program is free and open to the public. Bring a friend!
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