Historical society to mark 50 years
ROXBOROUGH » Lynn Trimborn, president of the Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society, invites members, prospective members and guests to meet Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at The Center of Journey’s Way, 403 Rector St., Roxborough.
Admission is free. Light refreshments wi l l be served.
As documented by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, “The Roxborough Manayunk Wissahickon Historical Society is the successor of two local organizations: the 21st Ward Community Council’s Historic Committee, formed in 1967 to save one of the oldest structures in the area, and the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society, formed in 1926 (not related to the present organization of the same name located in Blue Bell, Montgomery County).”
The RMW Historical Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary by honoring Revolutionary War soldiers and all the men and women who have served our country since that time. Noted historical educator, tour guide and reenactor of both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War Michael “Mike” Jesberger will present a program about the common soldiers who fought in the American Revolution. In addition to sharing eyewitness accounts that took place in the Philadelphia region, Jesberger will exhibit reproduction-period items, uniforms and maps.
For more information, visit membrane.com/ philanet/historical.html or facebook.com/RoxboroughManayunkWissahickonHistoricalSociety.