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P.O. Box 564
Flourtown, PA 19031
November 7th HISTORY IN MOTION Event at the historic Phil-Mont Christian Academy
For TICKET Information, SPONSOR Forms, DONATION Forms and other info,
please see below.
December 4th THE WANAMAKERS - Prominent Family of the Gilded Age
Presented by Mr. Thomas Wieckowski

For more information - see below.
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Springfield Township Historical Society


The Second Annual
History in Motion

Friday, November 7th, 2014
6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

at historic

35 Hillcrest Avenue
Erdenheim, PA 19038

STHS and Chaddsford Winery will present "History in Motion Film Event" at the Phil-Mont Christian Academy in Erdenheim, on Friday evening, November 7. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a complimentary wine tasting by our signature sponsor Chaddsford Winery with light appetizers, live music, and a silent auction of items donated by local businesses and residents.

The reception will be followed by a screening of Stealing Home, starring Jodie Foster, Marc Harmon and Harold Ramis. Scenes from the film were shot in Springfield Township, Chestnut Hill and Roxborough.

Proceeds will benefit the Springfield Township Historical Society. Located at the Black Horse Inn, 1432 Bethlehem Pike in Flourtown, STHS has a collection that includes photographs of Springfield Township sites, a selection of Colonial era tax records, research on the history of various residences and institutions, and atlases and maps from the late 19th through the 20th century and more. The collection also contains a number of deeds and documents relating to Springfield Township properties, as well as an extensive holding of information, photographs and artifacts from the Stotesbury estate, Whitemarsh Hall.

We are also actively seeking sponsors and contributors! We need Silent Auction Items, Food Donations, and Corporate or Friend Sponsors. Please see below for SPONSOR and DONATION forms.

TICKETS to the event are $25 per person.
To purchase tickets ONLINE through Event Brite - Click here
($1 service charge per ticket will apply to Event Brite orders).
You may order tickets by MAIL by sending a check payable to the Springfield Township Historical Society to
STHS, P.O. Box 564, Flourtown, PA 19031.
Please include your name, address, phone number, email address (if available) and number of tickets wanted.

For History In Motion FLYERS in PDF format to PRINT or SHARE with your friends - Click here.

For SPONSORSHIP FORMS in PDF format - Click here.

for Silent Auction Items and Food Vendor donations in PDF format - Click here.

Other Major Sponsors

Prominent Family of the Gilded Age
Presented by
Mr. Thomas Wieckowski

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church
Bethlehem Pike & East Mill Road in Flourtown, PA

Wanamaker Depot
Wanamaker Depot (Old York Road Historical Society)

The development of the Chelten Hills and then Wyncote, during the Gilded Age brought some of Philadelphia's most prominent citizens to that verdant countryside. One of the most illustrious was the merchant, John Wanamaker. Wanamaker's exploits spanned what easily could be called three careers, not including his "side interest" of acting as a developer of several communities neighboring his magnificent estate, Lindenhurst. Several of his children, also residents of Wyncote, achieved their own fame and fortune. Their exploits touched on aviation, golf, and the development of Florida as a winter resort among others.

The Springfield Township Historical Society welcomes back Mr. Thomas Wieckowski. Tom is Vice-President of the Old York Road Historical Society and a member of the Cheltenham Township Historical Commission. He received his B.S. at Villanova University and Ph.D. in Higher Education from The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. He recently retired from Drexel University after twenty-seven years where he was Associate Dean of the College of Business among other positions. He currently devotes his time to his lifelong hobby, historical research and writing, and is the author of Making Marathon, published in 2009 and, A Spectacle for Men and Angels, a narrative documentary of Camp William Penn, published in 2013.

Last year Tom piqued our interest in the Wanamaker family with his wonderful presentation of Making Marathon, the history of early Wyncote.

Please join us on December 4th to explore the exciting lives of this prominent local family. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge for admission. Reservations are not required. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information call 215-233-4600

Attendees to the December program are encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to the First Presbyterian Church's neighborhood food pantry. Please help us to support this important cause.

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