Event

The King’s Highway Trust Foundation is proud to present:

The Northeast Philadelphia History and Heritage Celebration – Second Session!

Colonial Style Live Music!

Philadelphia Orchestra Musician, Quartet + Students!

Rachel Segal, the Founder and Executive Director of The Primavera Fund, a member of string quartet Fairmount Strings, and performer for The Philadelphia Orchestra will be sponsoring the musical acts along with a group of musicians from the aforementioned groups! Come out with the whole family to listen to beautiful colonial era music!

 

Ben Franklin & Costumed Colonials!

Spend time with Colonials & Photo ops!

Hang out with our forefathers and famous colonials from the 1770s like Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Drinker, Fanny Salter, and many more Colonials in costume! Take photos and bring the memories of our history home with you!

Share Your Story!

Oral History Workshop!

Be a part of history and share the stories of your family, ancestors, and everything Northeast Philadelphia in a fun and interactive workshop hosted by Manor College Professor Matthew Smalarz and moderated by Jason Sherman.

See ancient artifacts!

Take a journey to the past!

We will have various historical groups showcasing artifacts, photos, and other amazing finds for you to explore.

 

Create colonial dolls!

That’s right, you and your children can create dolls from scratch using provided fabric and other materials! Take the doll home as a reminder of the history in our area!

Make a Whirligig!

An Olde Colonial Tradition!

A whirligig is an object that spins or whirls, or has at least one part that spins or whirls. Whirligigs are also known as pinwheels, buzzers, comic weathervanes, gee-haws, spinners, whirlygigs, whirlijigs, whirlyjigs, whirlybirds, or plain whirly. Your kids will have a blast making one!

Try a Quill Pen & Make Ink!

Write just like our forefathers did!

The art of quill pen and ink writing goes back thousands of years. Here’s your chance to continue that long standing tradition. Make some ink, and use a feather quill pen to write a message to one of your loved ones!

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