News & Events
7 P.M. unless otherwise noted
Our doors will open at 6 p.m. for anyone who would like to visit our archives and displays.
Due to COVID, there is no January meeting.
Steve and Bonne Mallon will present the early days of the Perkiomen Railroad from its founding to its merging into the Reading Railroad, to its current state, along with the rise and fall of the passenger and freight that once ran the 38.5 mile Perkiomen Railroad.
Train station models from around PA and more, will be on display. Arrive early and peruse our archives.
Larry Roeder – The Lenape & Our 4-County Corner of the PA Commonwealth - Learn about the Native Americans that lived in Western Bucks and Montgomery Counties, and Eastern Berks and Lehigh Counties when William Penn established Penn’s Woods.
Dale Lagler –The family of Johann Jacob Stahl & His Decedents of Upper Milford Township Tracing the Stahl family from Johann Jacob who emigrated from Lambsheim Germany in 1738, also active in the Revolutionary war as well as in the early history of Upper Milford Township.
Village of Shimerville – Reminisce and learn local village history through residents’ stories and experiences, both past and present. Don’t forget your good sense of humor and to share laughs!
Paul and Nate Yoder – Yoder Immigration from Switzerland to Oley Valley and Beyond. Hear the history of the Yoder family who helped shape our township as we know it today.
Annual Picnic starts at 6 p.m.
Location to be confirmed.
Don’t eat dinner at home tonight, save your appetite. Enjoy an evening with good friends, food, and conversation. Bring a dish, desert, snack, drink, or supplies.
The Village of Vera Cruz
Learn about the history of Vera Cruz through our members and community residents. Share memories, photos, and fascinating, fun stories of times past and present.
Bruce Stocking – From Rum to Revolution, The Publik House. Bruce Stocking will transport us back to the early days of the American Republic as we experience life in and around a Publik House (tavern). Learn how these establishments played an important role in their local community and in the development of the United States.
Mike Jesberger – The True Story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The residents of Sleepy Hollow believed the Headless Horseman was the ghost of a Hessian soldier sent to the Colonies to help put down the rebellion. What is the true story behind this macabre tale from early American literature? Join us for a program on one of America’s oldest short stories, based on real events that took place in New York’s Hudson Valley during the American Revolution.