Phoenixville Schools to Honor Local Historian

The long-time Phoenixville resident has made history with local history.


When it comes to schools, you might say that David Frees' favorite subject is history. In fact he is being honored on May 13 for his work in the community, including founding the Historical Society of the Phoenixville area.

He will be inducted into the Phoenixville Area School District Wall of Fame on May 13.

A press release from the PASD sums up his involvemet in the community this way:

Mr. Frees has always been a supporter of the Phoenixville community and his love of that community shows in his continual works to make Phoenixville a place in which people are proud to live. Mr. Frees believes we all have the responsibility to do all we can to make our town a better place to live.

One of Mr. Frees’s proudest accomplishments is the founding of the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area to preserve the rich history of this area for future generations to study and enjoy.

Other organizations that Mr. Frees has volunteered to help are the Phoenixville Jaycees, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rotary Club, YMCA, Boy Scouts of America Troop #15, Phoenixville Area Chamber of Commerce, Phoenixville Hospital and the Phoenixville Library.

Mr. Frees is recipient of the following awards: Phoenixville Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, B’nai Birth Brotherhood Award, and the Schuylkill River Heritage Award to name a few of his many community awards.

The induction ceremony will be on Monday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Wall of Fame in the lobby of Phoenixville Area High School.

The school district will also posthumously induct a local volunteer and PASD graduate who was killed in the World Trade Center bombing in New York on 9/11.

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Susan Marshall May 04, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Congratulations, Dave. This award is well deserved. Your guidance at the Historical Society has been a great benefit to the organization and the community.


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