The mission of the Haverford Township Historical Society is to protect, preserve and promote the history of our community and to sustain its cultural heritage for future generations through educational programs, accessible archives and site preservation.
The Haverford Township Historical Society was formed in 1939 to promote and sustain interest in the history of our community. With the specific function of preserving property, documents and information of historic value pertaining to Haverford Township, the Haverford Township Historical Society has played a critical role in local preservation efforts.
The Society saved, rebuilt and furnished the 1710 Lawrence Cabin, now located on Karakung Drive in Powder Mill Valley Park, and entered into a formal agreement with Haverford Township to reshoppe, maintain and administer Nitre Hall (1810) and the Federal School (1797). In these historic sites, award winning educational programs are designed and staffed by the Historical Society. Visitors may also enjoy these local treasures during open houses, special events and by appointment.
Jenna Miele's video is a nice overview of the Historical Society.
10th Annual Heritage Festival
The 10th annual Heritage Festival will take place on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Karakung Drive near Nitre Hall in Havertown.
Please sign up with our SIGNUP GENIUS: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084bacaa28a0f94-201511/3426999
The Haverford Township Historical Society event will include:
- Tours of Lawrence Cabin & Nitre Hall
- Haverford Township's own historical re-enactors with butter churning demos, candle dipping, soap making, blacksmithing and weaving demos
- Information & Craft Booths
- Food Vendors
- Beer Tent
- Pony Rides
- Model Train Display
Pics from previous years: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzzYUCx
The live music schedule is still in the works:
Would you like to participate as a vendor, or non-profit participant? We will be looking for local artists and artisans, or folks selling things related to history or our area's rich cultural heritage.
Would like to participate as a vendor, or non-profit participant? We look are looking for local artists and artisans, or folks selling things related to history or our area's rich cultural heritage.
- download the non-profit/community organization registration form here
- download the Artisan and Vendor form here
- download the food vendor registration form
- download the Haverford Twp Health Form here
REGISTRATIONS WILL BEGIN MARCH 1.
Hidden Collections Initiative
Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
In April 2014, The Haverford Township Historical Society participated in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR). " The goal of the HCI-PSAR project is to make better known and more accessible the important but often "hidden" archival collections in the many small historical repositories in the Philadelphia region."
The HTHS archival collections descriptions have been added to the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) finding aid site, http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/pacscl/index.html .
HTHS is also included in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's History Affiliates Organization Directory, http://hsp.org/history-affiliates/resources/affiliate-organization-directory-0, which is an online directory of small and mid-sized history and heritage organizations in the Philadelphia area.