HISTORY


Why Germans Came to Philadelphia

WHY GERMANS CAME TO PENNSYLVANIA by Susan Bockius West Mt. Airy:  Yesterday and Today May, 2014 (Article 16)   Download PDF  It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you Susan Bockius, the author of this month’s Yesterday and Today column essay, entitled, Why Germans Came to Pennsylvania. Susan is a Mt. Airy native. Her […]


Eat Your Heart Out! – Almost a Decade Old!

It was Fall, 2005 and West Mount Airy Neighbors was in need of an event.  They wanted an event that celebrated the diversity and friendliness of the neighborhood while raising some money to support the wonderful organization.  So, a small group of then WMAN board members sat around and threw out some ideas.   During the […]


William Penn’s Successes and Frustrations

WILLIAM PENN’S SUCCESSES AND FRUSTRATIONS by Burt Froom West Mt. Airy:  Yesterday and Today April, 2014 (Article 15) Download PDF William Penn was Pennsylvania’s parent. Along with other founders of English colonies in North America, he gave birth to a new species of humans who called themselves “Americans.” Like William Penn, these colonists were born […]