Friends of the 1799 Lazaretto Interpretive Museum
Friends of the 1799 Lazaretto Interpretive Museum

On September 24th 2016 we will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Philadelphia School of Aviation, now called the Philadelphia Seaplane Base, as part of the preparedness movement to train pilots for the US Army Signal Corps Aviation Section in the eventuality of America entering World War 1, and the 75th Anniversary of the Civil Air Patrol who operated out of the base during WW2.

The programs begin at 10 AM with a talk about the War Years in the Delaware Valley: c.1916

This Place Matters

The 1799 Lazaretto sits on the site of the 1st permanent European settlement in Pennsylvania. Its roles as a quarantine station sixth oldest in the world,19th century river side resort, religious center, very early civilian 20th century seaplane aviation training center, WW 1 US Army Signal Corps base, and 20th century civilian seaplane base and marina arguably makes it one of the most unique Cultural Landscapes in the world.

The Friends of the 1799 Lazaretto Interpretive Museum is an organization dedicated to promoting, through, research tours and living history events, the historical significance of this precious place .