Author Archives: Todd Broadbent

Germantown Crier, Spring 2021

Special focus edition of the Crier featuring multiple articles on 19th and early 20th century [read more...]

Germantown Crier Fall 2020

Because of COVID, we were unable to publish the Spring 2020 Crier. We decided to [read more...]

Germantown Crier Spring 2020

Since it was first published in 1949, the Germantown Crier has been distributed to members [read more...]

Jewish Foster Home and Orphans Asylum of Philadelphia, spring 2010

  Dennis McGlinchey authors this article on the Jewish Foster Home and Orphans Asylum once [read more...]

When Harlem Renaissance Came to Germantown: Negro Achievement Week April 1928, Spring 2009

David W. Young, PhD., former director of Cliveden, wrote this article based on research for [read more...]

“Our Sweethearts of the North”: Civil War Portrait Photographs at the Germantown Historical Society, Spring 2007

Interesting article highlighting the images and history of some Civil War era portraits in the collection of [read more...]

Germantown Historical Society – Oral History Project

Special Series from the Fall 2006 Germantown Crier – Between the Wars: Life in Germantown [read more...]

Hood Cemetery Record Book, Fall 2003

A brief history of the ‘Hood Cemetery Record Book’ that features the entries of names [read more...]

Charlotte Cardeza Titanic Survivor Spring 1998

A history of Charlotte “Lottie” Wardle Drake Cardeza (aka Mrs. James Warburton Martinez Cardeza), a [read more...]

Somersville Neighborhood of Germantown, 1993

An article on the neighborhood known as Somersville. It was located in what was East [read more...]

Salvation Through the Past The Colonial Revival in Germantown Fall 1991

Contributed by David R. Contasta, this article describes roots of colonial revivalism in Germantown.

Promises, Promises: Advertising Hits Its Stride, Summer 1991

Article featuring images of advertising from Germantown area businesses from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Slave Catcher Thwarted, Spring 1991

“An excerpt from the Germantown Telegraph for December 20, 1837, briefly noting the capture and [read more...]

Montier Family of Germantown -Winter 1990 1991

A highlight of Montier family members who were part of the community fabric of the [read more...]

90th Anniversary – The Site & Relic Society of Germantown Winter, 1989/90

A special compendium of articles from the founding of The Site & Relic Society of [read more...]