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HISTORY LIVES: 50th anniversary of Peace Valley Park

From Stories Behind Peace Valley by Kathryn McKenna, published by the Doylestown Historical Society …

HISTORY LIVES: Second and Third Courthouses

The editors of the Bucks County Traveler filed the following opinion (abridged) in the January 1954 issue of their magazine:

HISTORY LIVES: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Lutheran worship services were begun in Doylestown by Rev. Ferdinand Berkemeyer in 1860 and held in the county courthouse.

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 …

Repairs are finally on the way for a historic work of architecture in Wrightstown. The township board of supervisors voted Monday to hire contractor ALP Roofing, of Fallston, Md, to overhaul the roof …

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, …

Ralf W. Augstroze watched carefully in the April sunlight as colorful scenes of “The American Miracle” were being filmed at Washington Crossing Historic Park. He was overseeing camera crews …

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 …

Heralding Our History: Langhorne once hosted a wounded Lafayette

On Sept. 11, 1777, at the Battle of Brandywine near the Birmingham meetinghouse, Marquis de Lafayette was wounded while trying to turn retreating American soldiers around to face the British advance. A British musket ball passed through his left leg below the knee.

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.

Gather Place Museum, a nonprofit organization housed within the historic African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Yardley, in collaboration with Pennsbury Manor – William Penn’s Country …

This is a quote from Abraham Lincoln. “As labor is the common burden of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burden onto the shoulders of others is the great, durable, curse …

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.

Meet the heroes of Slate Hill

Slate Hill Burial Ground in Lower Makefield is said to be the oldest cemetery in Bucks County, with interments dating to the 1690s. The oldest tombstone has 1698 inscribed on it and the last internment occurred in 1918.

At Slate Hill, the future is the focus

When Monica Hinden looks at Slate Hill, believed to be the oldest burial ground in Bucks County, she doesn’t just see the past. She’s sees the future. A future where it is a shared community space …

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