About Us

The Southwark Historical Society is made up of a group of volunteers who serve to collect, preserve and promote the history of Southwark, a historic district located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to educate, inform, and engage the public through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the past.

History Stories

The following history stories have been written by members, friends, and acquaintances of the Southwark Historical Society. Read these articles to learn more about the people, places, and events that defined the history of Southwark and Philadelphia.