His­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety to mark 50 years

The Review - - Obituaries - A press re­lease from the Roxbor­ough Manayunk Wis­sahickon His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety

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.

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