Get our newsletters
Keyword: Bucks County History

A bulge in the 200-year-old stone wall of the Durham Grist Mill has been determined to be “purely cosmetic,” according to Danielle Cox, township administrator. After David Oleksa, president of the …

HISTORY LIVES: Fanny Chapman Memorial Pool.

William R. Mercer (1862-1939), younger brother of Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930), and his wife Martha Dana Mercer (1872-1960) enjoyed inviting families to swim in their …

HISTORY LIVES: Quarter Midget Racing

The Aug. 18, 1959 issue of The Doylestown Intelligencer reported that “Billy Kline, driving car No. 9, highlighted the weekly racing of the Doylestown Quarter-Midget Racing Club …

It’s a 152-year-old Solebury mystery. A headstone for Susan Van Campen, 57, who died in 1872, was found on the private property of New Hope Colony Foundation for the Arts on River Road.

The Yardley Historical Association will hold a guided walking tour of the borough’s downtown area Sunday May 19. Beginning at the Old Library by Lake Afton on West Afton Avenue at 2 p.m., the …

HISTORY LIVES: Mercer Folk Fest

The first iteration of the Mercer Museum Folk Fest was held April 27, 1974, and called “Museum Family Day.” The concept began earlier that year when the Bicentennial Committee of …

One last look at Sterner’s Mill

We had to sneak away to satisfy our young curiosities, so we did. The place stood majestically on the curve of the road since 1758. She seemed to still be waiting there to serve those who needed her, …

HISTORY LIVES: Heyday of the trolley

On a sunny day in May 1898, Doylestown’s Main Street was gaily decorated as crowds awaited the arrival of the first trolley car. Initially run by the Bucks County Electric …

For one local family, Sycamore Lane Farm represents the homecoming of a lifetime. The Hilltown Township property is this year’s Bucks County Designer House & Gardens showcase.

HISTORY LIVES: Sommer Maid Creamery

The Doylestown Creamery, a dairy and milk business, was established in 1910 by Asher Lear on the north side of Union Street between Broad and North Main streets.

HISTORY LIVES: Piper Tavern

In 1759, a tavern was built by Joseph Bladen at the junction of the Durham and Philadelphia-Easton roads. In 1778, that tavern was purchased by George Piper, a colonel in the …

Today you can grab a cup of coffee or sit for breakfast/lunch in the house (Langhorne Coffee House) that was built by Gilbert Hicks (1728-1787) in 1763, the house where Edward Hicks (April 4, 1780-Aug. 23, 1849), Quaker preacher and folk art painter, was born.

At the crossroads of Maple and Bellevue avenues in Langhorne, two buildings anchor the history of the town.This intersection was originally known as the town of Four Lanes End, the crossing of two …

HISTORY LIVES: Hornberger’s Bakery

In 1956, George Hornberger sold a bakery in Northeast Philadelphia and moved his family to Doylestown. His bakery in the Mayfair section had been in operation since 1923.

HISTORY LIVES: The Nature Club and the Little Stone House

In 1907, Mrs. Irvin M. James, of Doylestown, invited a few lady friends to tea and broached the subject of starting a club to learn …

The General Greene Inn should be preserved. The advent of the automobile age, along with the General Greene Inn’s location in Buckingham, afforded it a unique role in helping usher in wide-ranging …

HISTORY LIVES: Women’s History Month

Dorothy Parker, Writer, Poet and Critic. Known for her acerbic wit, Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) was a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Her short stories and poems …

John Hulme’s success in having the Farmers Bank of Bucks County and the Hulmeville Post Office established in Hulmeville ensured the village was a hub of commerce, finance and communication by …

Hulmeville is one of the oldest communities in Bucks County. It is also one of the smallest. Its current boundaries cover less than half of a square mile. The land that became Hulmeville was …

Durham Township’s supervisors are planning to partner with the Durham Historical Society to come up with $20,640 to repair the damaged cupola atop the iconic Durham Grist Mill. The township owns the …

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Next »
Currently viewing stories posted within the past 2 years.
For all older stories, please use our advanced search.

X