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Lower Dublin Academy

March 16, 2010

Meeting of the Friends of Pennypack Park

Thursday, March 18th, 7:30 P.M.

Lafayette-Holy Redeemer Center

8580 Verree Road (north of Rhawn Street) 

Fred Moore will discuss “A History of Lower Dublin Academy, A Biographical & Historical Sketch of Thomas Holme and His Times and Other Historical Matters Pertaining to the School & Neighborhood” written by S. C. Willits in 1885.

Willits’ handwritten manuscript, available to the public in the Holmesburg Library for 125 years, has finally been transcribed and published in its unabridged entirety with illustrations drawn by the author.  Willits’ work offers a unique view of the history of early Pennsylvania and particularly Northeast Philadelphia.  Copies will be available for $25.00.

Ask about the Lower Dublin Academy, which still exists, but sits empty and fire damaged.

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Friends of Pennypack Park (FOPP) history & Info.

In 1987, several individuals concerned about the decline in the condition of Pennypack Park had a vision to form an organization that would become an advocate for the park and actively improve its condition. It was determined that this would not be a discussion group, but a roll-up-your sleeves and get things done organization.  Current activities of the FOPP include: conducting monthly history and nature walks, monthly park clean-ups, monthly meetings on matters concerning the park and environment, and monitoring the quality of the water in Pennypack Creek on a regular basis.

Web: http://www.balford.com/fopp/

FOPP telephone; (215) 934-PARK

FOPP E-Mail: FriendsPennypack@comcast.net

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