Frankford Stories

Produced by: 
Martha Kearns
9 min

Long time residents of this old, close-knit working class community in Philadelphia reflect both upon the character and charm as well as the changes they have witnessed in Frankford during the span of their lives. Part conversation, part oral history and part folklore, Frankford Storiesinterweaves history and current culture, and focuses on the importance of community institutions — from libraries to football teams — as the glue that binds the inhabitants together.

Martha Kearns is an art historian, playwright and executive director of Frankford Style, a community arts organization serving the community of Frankford Philadelphia.