Roxtoberfest 2022

Rain date - Sunday, October 9, 2022 from noon to 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 8, 2022 from Noon to 6 p.m.

Once again the Roxtoberfest hits Ridge Avenue with food, drink, music, vendors, and activities for kids.

We invite everyone to stop by the RMWHS tent. We'll have stickers for the kids and would love to hear you love about living here.

 

Come see some antique maps and vintage photos from our area.  If you have a local history or genealogy question, you can talk to an archivist or a genealogist who will be at the event. 

We look forward to meeting you! 

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COME SAY
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Vintage Photos
Antique Maps
Local Trivia
and more

Happy Little Girl

We will have Halloween stickers for the kids!

Pointed Witch Hat
Holiday Pumpkin
Illustrated Cat
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Got Cell Photos?

See submitted photos and image collections below

RMWHS needs your help -- specifically we need cell photos that capture our neighborhoods as they are today. You may already have some on your phone that would be perfect to share with RMWHS.

 

Whether you've captured a quiet moment at your favorite park, a sidewalk cafe filled with diners, a blizzard in Andorra, the flowering vines on a historic home, the radio tower repair team dangling from a helicopter over Domino Lane towers, or someone dressed giving tours along the Wissahickon -- RMWHS would love to see them.

If you have a photo that captures something special about our area, or a special moment in time in any of our neighborhoods, send it to RMWHSarchives@gmail.com. Photos shared with RMWHS will be consider image donations.

 

Please include your full name and a few details about the photo -- such as a street or event name especially if it is not obvious -- so we can put a description on the photo. (Mouse over the photos below to see examples.) Keep in mind these should be photos you have taken -- not ones someone else took that you are passing along.  Any age is welcome to submit photos.  All photos shared will be considered an image donation.  

There is no "deadline" on this request. RMWHS is always interested in images of the 21st Ward -- new or old. All photos are reviewed by RMWHS archivists to ensure they are appropriate for display and incorporation into the permanent RMWHS Image Collection.  

Your photos can become a part of our collection -- your photos can become part of our local history.

Photos received will be posted below. We will update the gallery as more photos come in. Keep checking back!

Local House: 1906 & 2014

Thanks to Paul Ricker for snapping a new image of this 1906 photo of 566 Jamestown (before it was a twin) and sharing it with us. We've paired the 1906 image with a Google Maps image so you can see it as it stands today.

The Blair Family Collection

Special thanks to the Blair Family for donating +30 images taken between 1890 and 1910.  To see the full collection, visit the RMWHS Archive.

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 Images of the 21st Ward - Submitted in 2022

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New Photos Added

September 27