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OTHER RESOURCES – documents, other repositories and more

Click here for summaries of selected holdings of EFHS.

Videos of some presentations are available on the Events page. And check out these pages on our website:
Chadwick Papers
Oral Histories
Historic Sites
…and more

This 80-page book was created during the Bicentennial.  It features articles, illustrations, and maps.

For easier downloading, it’s in three sections.  Parts 1 and 2 are about 9 Meg as PDFs;  Higher-resolution  Word versions are about 27 Meg. Maps are 1 Meg. 

Part 1 – cover to page 41
[PDF] [Word]
Part 2 – page 42 to end
 [PDF] [Word]
Maps -large format
 [PDF] [Word]
Index [PDF]

By Charles V. Hagner, 1869. In 102 pages, Hagner gives a wide-ranging account of the river, from the falls up through Manayunk and down to Fairmount Waterworks. Beginning with Fort St. David in 1768, he covers people, places, commerce (including catfish!), and more, with a bit of autobiography. The downloadable PDF (2 Meg) contains a searchable text version. Click here to view or download.

Lots of resources in Philadelphia!  Click the names below for a sample of their holdings (each is just one of several possible searches).

University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Free Library of Philadelphia

The Library Company of Philadelphia

PhillyHistory – city photo archives

PhilaGeoHistory – layers of maps old and new

Click and explore the following:

National Register of Historic Sites

Philadelphia Register of Historic Places 

Pennsylvania Historic Markers

Learn more! Click here to read “Historic Designation in Philadelphia: Meaning and Myths.”  

And check out our Historic Sites page and map.

This quilt, about 6 ½  feet square, is embroidered an image of the church, surrounded by 32 daisies. Within the daisies are more than 600 names, all hand-stitched. 

Click here for “EF Historical Society solves mystery of ‘Daisy Quilt’” from East Falls NOW.

Click here for the Daisy Quilt page – detailed images, names, and more.

Click here to download a high-resolution image of the  quilt (150 Meg JPG).

One of the best documented sources for the very early (European) history of East Falls is “The Village of Falls of Schuylkill” by historian and librarian Edwin Iwanicki (Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 91(1967):326-341. It is available from Penn State at this link:

If the link does not work, try searching “Iwanicki Village of Falls.”