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On this site was built in 1708The First Mennonite Church in America.The British General Agnew was killed nearbyduring the Battle of Germantown.The Site and Relic Society of Germantown 1904
Founded by Germantown Quakers in 1885. This Club joined the national Boys Club Federation in 1906 - the first member to serve an African American population. Under president John T. Emlen & executive director William T. Coleman, it earned a reputa…
Oaks Cloister, built in 1900, was the home and studio of Philadelphia born Huston, architect of the PA Capitol. His Tudor home incorporates architectural elements and artwork by many capitol artists. He began his career with Furness and Evans, sta…
Present campus of America's first textile college. Founded as the Philadelphia Textile School in 1884, it provided needed technical education to improve the manufacture and quality of domestic fabrics.
They never fail who die in a great cause.
1861 Germantown's tribute to her heroic dead 1883
The Keystone State
Liberty without obedience is confusion and obedience without liberty is slavery.
A leader in the women's rights movement and a homeopathic physician and surgeon. She was founder of Providence General Hospital (chartered 1913), the principal officers of which were women. From 1914 to 1917 it served the community from nearby Abr…
A pioneer printer in colonial America, Saur produced the nation's first European language Bible here in 1743. He printed the most widely read German newspaper & used his press to alert the public to German causes. He aided fellow German immigrants…
A telephone line used by park guards once ran along Forbidden Drive. The line had ten locked phone boxes, the tenth one here. The line is gone, but the name "Ten Box" lives on.
Built in 1940 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Ten Box s…
Welcome to Wissahickon Valley Park andForbidden DriveMany rough mill roads once ran through this valley. But as traffic increased, people needed a better road. In the early 1850s, work began on a turnpike to ease travel between the mills and the c…
An integral part of the original Rittenhouse Town landscape, the circa 1811 Jacob Rittenhouse Home is the largest and most imposing of all surviving structures and occupies a central location along the village road. It is a house that paper making…