Holy Family hosts the first Northeast Philadelphia History Faire

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.

Presenters at the exhibit included Pennypack Baptist Church, Glen Foerd mansion and suburban groups like the Bensalem Historical Society.

“Holy Family was a great host,” Moore said. “I hope they’ll have us again next year for an even bigger showing.”

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