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  1. The seeds of Kutztown were sown on June 16, 1755 when George (Coots) Kutz purchased 130 acres from Peter Wentz (who patented much of what is now known as Maxatawny Township on December 1, 1724). Kutz first laid out his plans for the town in 1779. The first lots in the new town of Cootstown (later named Kutztown) were purchased in 1785 by Adam Dietrich and Henry Schweier. The town was located on the Easton Road, a main road in colonial Pennsylvania, and was a lodging place for many travelers as it was a one-day ride from both Reading and Allentown. http://www.kutztownhistory.org/
  2. The Hereford Township Heritage Society, Inc. was organized for the purpose of preserving, collecting, and displaying historical artifacts of the township. Our objective is to educate the public about the unique history of the villages and farms within present-day Hereford Township, Berks County Pa. in an effort to foster preservation of our heritage. http://www.herefordt...agesociety.org/
  3. The Hamburg Area Historical Society was incorporated August 23, 2001. The purpose of the society is to preserve the historic records of the area encompassing the Hamburg Area School District by collecting historical materials and pertinent artifacts. In March of 2002, the Hamburg Area Historical Society purchased a two-story stone house for use as a museum. The society has been able to trace the house back to 1876, but records show that the home is quite older than that. http://hamburgpa.org...orical-society/ Membership is open to any United States citizen who is
  4. Located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the South Park Community has an abundance of history. South Park Township was established in 1966 but a look at history shows when it really began. In 1788 Allegheny County was formed from parts of Westmoreland and Washington Counties. Among the newly formed townships of Allegheny County were St. Clair and Jefferson, and in 1845 Snowden Township was formed from parts of these two townships. The new township was named for Judge Snowden of Pittsburgh. In 1966, by referendum of the electorate, the name of Snowden Township was changed to South Park. The c
  5. The mission of the Sewickley Valley Historical Society is to promote interest in and to record, collect, preserve, and document the history of the Sewickley Valley. http://www.sewickleyhistory.org/ By joining the Sewickley Valley Historical Society, you will be helping to further our mission: to promote interest in and to record, collect, preserve, and document the history of the Sewickley Valley. In addition, you will receive our newsletter, Signals, and notices of special events.
  6. Our Mission: The Berks History Center is an educational organization that serves to engage and excite our community by interpreting its unique past to understand the present and inspire the future. http://www.berkshistory.org/
  7. Visitors to our museum are always welcomed. Our regular hours are each Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm , but we are also glad to accommodate individuals and groups who would like to arrange a personalized tour of the museum and its exhibits, guided by one of our knowledgeable volunteers. The Pitcairn Historical Society Museum is located at the corner of Center Ave. and Agatha Streets, and admission is FREE. And please remember: The exhibits are always being changed and added to as contributions come to us from the community. If you have photos or family memorabili
  8. The BCGS features a knowledgeable all-volunteer staff, who like yourself, is interested in the family history of our hometown residents. Berks County, erected in 1752, features a rich history and diverse culture. It is the ancestral home of Abraham Lincoln and the birthplace of Daniel Boone, the famous Kentucky pioneer. The county seat, Reading, was founded in 1748 by sons of William Penn, Richard and Thomas, along with Conrad Weiser. http://www.berksgenes.org/ The Online Reading Room is located here: https://berksgenes.org/research.html. Categories include: Churches, Cemeterie
  9. The mission of the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area is to identify, collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate materials and information pertaining to Phoenixville area history in order to assist and educate the public in understanding and appreciating their Phoenixville area heritage and how it relates to their lives. http://www.hspa-pa.org/ The Museum is free and open all year to the public (except on holidays or when the Phoenixville schools are closed for inclement weather) on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 am and 3 pm and the first Sunday of
  10. Downingtown’s origins are of a small village located midway between Philadelphia and Lancaster. The village was first known as Milltown since it was the location of the last mills on the edge of the unsettled western frontier. Thomas Moore erected ‘a water corn mill’ in 1716 and Roger Hunt established a gristmill in 1739. The deteriorated structure of the Roger Hunt mill and millrace still survives in Downingtown to this day, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1761, John Downing opened a tavern on the east side of the Brandywine Creek, which was first known
  11. The TOHICKON Union Church is beautifully situated near the village of Keelersville, in the extreme western corner of Bedminster township, Bucks county, Pennsylvania, on the Old Bethlehem road, half a mile from its intersection with the Ridge road. It is three-tenths of a mile south of Weisel postoffice and four-tenths of a mile south of the point where the Old Bethlehem road crosses the Tohickon creek. The church stands on the east side fronting on the Old Bethlehem road, which is the dividing line between Bedminster and Rockhill townships. About 1745 a log church was erected on the Rockhill t
  12. The Mifflin Township Historical Society covers 14 communities which accounts for over 10% of all Allegheny County municipalities, over 40 square miles, has 80,000 residents. The present day communities of Baldwin (part), Clairton, Duquesne, Dravosburg, Hays, Homestead, Jefferson Hills, Lincoln Place, Munhall, Pleasant Hills, West Elizabeth, West Homestead, West Mifflin & Whitaker are in this area. http://mifflintownship.org/ We openly invite all members of the communities above and anyone else interested in the history of those communities to join the Society as active volunte
  13. The Mission of the Oakmont Historical Society is to: "Research, preserve and share the history of our community" Oakmont Pennsylvania. http://www.oakmonthi...calsociety.org/ The Oakmont Historical Society was founded to research, preserve and share the history of Oakmont. The society was founded by a small group of people who had a common interest in the history of Oakmont. Over the years membership has grown to over 75 members from all parts of the country including Florida, California and Colorado. The Oakmont Historical Society was incorporated in 2008 and is
  14. Whether you live in Cumberland Township in Adams County, Pa., or are a nonresident interested in the history of this community, we welcome you to our website http://www.cumberlandtownship.org/ The mission of the Cumberland Township Historical Society in Adams County, Pennsylvania, is to foster identification and preservation of the township heritage and to promote the public awareness and appreciation of this legacy. We are a 501c3 organization, founded in 2010.
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