Sunday, February 17, 2013

Baseball Parks in Delco this week

The Lazaretto
Historic Quarantine Station
Tinicum Township
Bill Moller, Tinicum Township Historical Society AT
The Marple Christian Church
475 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA 610-353-3644
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 26 Time: 7:30PM
The gateway to Philadelphia for the first century of our nation's existence was the Lazaretto quarantine station and hospital, where all ships, passengers and cargo arriving from spring through fall were inspected and quarantined, if necessary. (The name Lazaretto derives from St. Lazarus, patron saint of lepers.)Some have called the Lazaretto Philadelphia's Ellis Island, but from a historical standpoint, it is even rarer and more precious than New York's famous immigrant inspection station.
Don’t miss this opportunity, to hear about this 1799 structure that still stands as a silent monument to the first hundred years of our nation's conflicted history of immigration and public health.
There is no charge and refreshments will be served after the lecture.(Donations Welcomed)

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