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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.

I went to the County Theater in Doylestown last week to see Akira Kurosawa’s 1985 film “Ran” — his rendition of Shakespeare’s, “King Lear” in medieval Japan. Great art like this is a …

HISTORY LIVES: National Pet Day

Henry Mercer loved dogs, especially Chesapeake Bay retrievers. He had many of these dogs, and his favorite at the time of the construction of the …

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.

Hulmeville’s glory days may have passed a century ago, but there is still plenty going on in this tiny town and good reasons to visit our historic community.Hulmeville showed its ongoing community …

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 …

In honor of Women’s History Month, Bucks County Community College presents “Women’s Power Panel: Breaking Barriers” at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28, at the Newtown Campus and online.

Ben Franklin, George Washington, Abigail Adams, Benedict Arnold and other costumed historical figures will be pub-crawling through Doylestown on April 6.The Historical Revolutionary Pub Crawl, …

Following incorporation in 1872, Hulmeville continued to flourish. The mills were running and there were a couple of textile factories running in town. Johnson Hall became a popular meeting place for …

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 …

Solebury Township Historical Society hosts “Family History 101: Introduction to Genealogy,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the Solebury Township Historical Society Schoolhouse, on the corner of …

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 …

HISTORY LIVES: International Women’s Day

Pearl S. Buck. Renowned Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winning author, activist and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck lived many years in Bucks County.In 1933, she moved from …

Join the Doylestown Historical Society to witness and relive the recollections of history with Mae Krier, one of the original Rosie the Riveters of WWII. The presentation of DHS’s newest video in …

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will celebrate the Commonwealth’s 343rd birthday on Sunday, March 10, with free admission to many of the historic sites and museums along …

Buckingham Township supervisors have authorized advertising for an amendment to its Historic Preservation Ordinance to incorporate Buckingham Village into the district.

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