At least 20 historical organizations and as many as 200 people mixed and mingled during the length of Sunday’s Northeast Philadelphia History Faire — the first yearly event of its kind.
The event was held at Holy Family University‘s Campus Center from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m in Torresdale, just a short walk from the inaugural Northeast Hall of Fame induction ceremony, also held at the university.
“It’s about starting a conversation,” said Fred Moore, who helped organize the event as a member of the Center for Northeast Philadelphia History. Moore is also president of the Holmesburg Civic Association.
“Holy Family was a great host,” Moore said. “I hope they’ll have us again next year for an even bigger showing.”